Jyothi, 32, was infected with HIV by her late husband, who later died of AIDS. Penniless, she was forced to put her two children into an orphanage while she took work in a garment factory. Desperately missing her children and with barely enough to live on, she turned to sex work instead. Now, she keeps her daughter at home and works in the afternoons: 'Though I got the disease from my husband, people will say that I am HIV positive because of my work. It is just for the sake of my children I am doing sex work. My children are already missing their father. I felt that they should not miss me.'
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