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‘Treat HIV patients holistically’

‘Treat HIV patients holistically’

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IT WAS supposed to be an ordinary day treating patients as a nurse—but that day was different. It was the first time Bubbles Rosos met Champ*, a patient who tested positive for HIV who was hesitant about the treatment because of the side effects. According to Rosos, Champ’s firm choice to refuse treatment was challenging because his condition needed immediate care. Serving as Champ’s counselor at the same time, Rosos convinced him to undergo treatment. Visit by visit, together with the patient's mother, the hospital staff did everything to encourage him. It was difficult, according to Rosos. But eventually, Champ decided to give treatment a chance.  Days passed, and Rosos noticed that Champ was starting to smile again.  “I was so happy when I saw him getting better. His aur...