Engage in Sex Work
By engaging in the only work available to you, you did earn a bit of extra money. But lately, you’ve been feeling sick. In your village, there are few secrets: if you get tested for HIV, people will learn about it and make assumptions—which could have negative effects on your family and business. In addition, healthcare is expensive and inconvenient.
You know that you should probably get tested, but the negative ramifications could be severe. Do you:
Get tested and hope that you can cover any resulting medical expenses.
Ignore your illness and hope you get better on your own.
What do you choose?