“At school, my peers used to ask me if I was HIV positive. This comes as a result of me being active in the HIV field at school”, the soft-spoken Helena explained with a smile.

Meet the youngest HIV activist in the history of Namibia. She joined Tonata People living with and affected by HIV at an early age. As a former Teens Club member, and under the supervision of Tonata PLHIV Network and various partners, Helena Reinhold shares her insight about meeting the needs of both adolescents HIV affected and infected who do not have sufficient health-related information, HIV and sex education to be specific.

Helena Reinhold was born in AMUSA village in 1998. Her father, Reinhold Ambambi was unemployed. Her mother Mariah Nambahu is a community health activist and capacity builder for various support groups of people living with and affected by HIV in Omusati, Oshana, Oshikoto and Ohangwena region.
Her mother moved with her to Okongo, in Ohangwena region when she was 10 years. My mother introduced me to different Teens health clubs in Okongo. Later I decided to join an HIV Teens Club. A club created by TONATA PLHIV Network’s Community Based facilitators for teenag…
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