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History Repeats Itself: COVID-19 Vaccine Inequities Echo HIV Crisis – WXXI News

In 2001, Maurine Murenga was pregnant and HIV-positive. She was living in Kenya, and a counselor encouraged her to fill out a memory book. She wrote

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In 2001, Maurine Murenga was pregnant and HIV-positive. She was living in Kenya, and a counselor encouraged her to fill out a memory book. She wrote directions to her village, details about her family so that when she died, someone would know where to bury her and where to send her child.
“It was nothing like preparing,” says Murenga. “It was actually preparing us for death.”
What seemed so unfair to Murenga is that she knew that in the United States and in Europe, there were drugs that could save…

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