“I am happy here” said 12 year old Lin Pa Pa O. I asked her what she wants to be when she grows up she said, ‘Engineer’. It was heart wrenching for me to look at Lin Pa Pa O and convince myself that she has HIV. She along with few other friends fidgets around the hospital compound. It’s not only the children the mothers, at times both of the parents look just as healthy as people without HIV. Many of the patients said to me that before coming to this hospital they were afraid of this disease. Now they enjoy coming to this home, not only to receive medication but also because it has given them a sense of purpose. They have come closer to the people who are going through similar journey. These patients have created a new family in the hospice. It is their source of strength & solace. “When you got this disease, instead of losing hope, you should try to be a useful person in life at least by contributing with what you can” said San Myint Winn a 36 year old volunteer and patient who takes care of not only himself but also other patients. NLD HIV Prevention & Care hospital is the home for around 100 patients. In this space they share a sense of intimacy and love with each other which can be exemplary for all the people who turn blind eye towards sexually transmitted diseases like HIV AIDS.