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From the Ted Talk by Mitchell Besser: Mothers helping mothers fight HIV

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So, I want to tell you a story — I want to take you on a little trip. iiagmne yourself, if you can, you're a young wmaon in acrfia, you're going to the hpsiotal or clinic. You go in for a test and you find out that you're pregnant, and you're dieetglhd. And then they give you another test and they tell you you're HIV-positive, and you're devastated. And the nurse tkeas you into a room, and she tells you about the tests and HIV and the medicines you can take and how to take care of yourself and your baby, and you hear none of it. All you're hearing is, "I'm going to die, and my baby is going to die." And then you're out on the street, and you don't know where to go. And you don't know who you can talk to, because the truth is, HIV is so stigmatizing that if you partner, your family, anyone in your home, you're likely to be thrown out without any means of support. And this — this is the face and story of HIV in Africa tdaoy.

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So, I want to tell you a story — I want to take you on a little trip. _______ yourself, if you can, you're a young _____ in ______, you're going to the ________ or clinic. You go in for a test and you find out that you're pregnant, and you're _________. And then they give you another test and they tell you you're HIV-positive, and you're devastated. And the nurse _____ you into a room, and she tells you about the tests and HIV and the medicines you can take and how to take care of yourself and your baby, and you hear none of it. All you're hearing is, "I'm going to die, and my baby is going to die." And then you're out on the street, and you don't know where to go. And you don't know who you can talk to, because the truth is, HIV is so stigmatizing that if you partner, your family, anyone in your home, you're likely to be thrown out without any means of support. And this — this is the face and story of HIV in Africa _____.

Solution

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  2. africa
  3. woman
  4. today
  5. delighted
  6. imagine
  7. takes

Original Text

So, I want to tell you a story — I want to take you on a little trip. Imagine yourself, if you can, you're a young woman in Africa, you're going to the hospital or clinic. You go in for a test and you find out that you're pregnant, and you're delighted. And then they give you another test and they tell you you're HIV-positive, and you're devastated. And the nurse takes you into a room, and she tells you about the tests and HIV and the medicines you can take and how to take care of yourself and your baby, and you hear none of it. All you're hearing is, "I'm going to die, and my baby is going to die." And then you're out on the street, and you don't know where to go. And you don't know who you can talk to, because the truth is, HIV is so stigmatizing that if you partner, your family, anyone in your home, you're likely to be thrown out without any means of support. And this — this is the face and story of HIV in Africa today.

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