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Born with HIV, Nurafiqah is telling her story to fight stigma against people living with the virus

To fight discrimination and end stigma, polytechnic student becomes first S'pore woman to openly declare HIV status.

Nurafiqah has lived with HIV all her life. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
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One night about three years ago, Nurafiqah thrashed about in her bed in a ward at the old Communicable Disease Centre (CDC), seized by an excruciating pain in her stomach.

"I was quite sure I was going to die," says the 24-year-old polytechnic student.

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