Connie’s story is one of both heartbreak and inspiration. Before she was diagnosed with HIV, Connie unknowingly passed the virus on to her three children during pregnancy, all of whom later passed away. Somehow, Connie found the strength to go on. Thanks to lifesaving ARV medication, Connie is not only alive and thriving, but working to help stop the spread of HIV within her community. Connie serves as an ambassador for (RED) and the Global Fund and continues to celebrate each special birthday of Lubona, her daughter who was born HIV-free in 2012.