Y.N. worked as a journalist in Phnom Penh. Nobody knew why he often stayed at home ill. He hid his HIV status. And now he has lost his job.
HIV: hidden life
Y.N. is 49 years old, his family was missing during the Khmer Rouge genocide, most probably murdered or died of the miserable circumstances. During the 20 years that he was working as a free lancer as a journalist, he could afford to rent a house. But the last two years he has been renting a room in Phnom Penh. He always hid his HIV status anxiously. When he fell ill more than once two years ago, no one at the newspaper where he worked knew what the reason was.
In the end, Y.N. was forced to stop working, move to a cheap room and spend all his savings on medical expenses. And now the cake is over.
A volunteer from our partner organisation Bandanh Chaktomok lives near Y.N. and called for assistance. Yesterday we released USD 120 in aid for medicine, food, food supplements and rent.
This can be done by helping us when, for example, we raise money on a gay pride. But it can also be made easier: a donation gives us the means to provide food and medical assistance.
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