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Cindy Pivacic is a Speaker, Trainer, Author, HIV Activist and IEC (Information-Education-Communication) Facilitator on HIV & AIDS.

Surviving numerous health challenges Cindy is in the unique position to add value to the training provided, having presented regular talks and training sessions on a range of essential HIV & AIDS issues.

AID My Journey-Support (NPO 093-243) was founded in 2011 having recognised the need for structured support, counselling and awareness around HIV & AIDS nationwide, based in Cape Town for Counselling and administering of projects for individuals living with HIV & AIDS.

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Synopsis – The Deadly Seducer

On 21 April, 2014, in Book, by Cindy Pivacic

‘THE DEADLY SEDUCER’                                                                                by Cindy Pivacic

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It is all about you if you can live with yourself, stuff everyone else! I understand fully that it is a serious, terminal disease but it is manageable, so try to keep your sense of humour and “Deal With It”, sounds simple, but for some it will not be, that is why I would like to share the more positive side of my experience. It is not some, feel-sorry-for-me memoir or a sad biography – I usually pick up a biography, read the back, say “oh hell no” and put it right back on the shelf.

 

This is just telling it how it is and how I had to deal with “IT”. I have had the most exciting life possible, no regrets. No one is untouchable, although some people I have met have the strangest ideas about “IT”. This can affect anyone, directly or indirectly, and eventually someone else’s situation will affect you.

 

Forty six year old, Caucasian woman, so much for Gay and Black stereotype, HIV and AIDS is my disease!

 

A brief look at a ‘normal’ youth spent in Namibia then going to a boarding school as there were no high schools in Oranjemund to my fathers transfer to Kimberley and the teen years of growing up and testing the waters of what teenagers get up to along with their peers. I come from a very healthy well balanced background which goes to show everyone is vulnerable no matter your standard of living.

 

My first and second marriages were disasters for very different reasons; the first fortunately brought me two wonderful hard earned children but due to the lack of affection from my husband they had to be meticulously planned. The second husband was a violent individual and totally opposite of my first husband the physical side was passionate entwined with both violent abuse and sexual ardour.

 

Deciding to move from the Free State to KwaZulu Natal seemed like the best thing at the time in order to remove myself from my second husbands family and then in time from him, unknowingly setting myself up for an even worse situation. Being the trusting person I am totally misled into a relationship with someone fourteen years my junior resulting in a lifelong deadly disease.

 

Living with the HI virus and acquired diseases related to HIV/AIDS since 2004, the lengthy detailed treatments are shared in the hope that it will create awareness to the public at large and show that acquiring the virus does not have to mean a death sentence. We are all going to die, eventually; it is just up to each one of us how you are going to live in-between, disease or no disease!

 

With support, yes, from family and friends believe it or not it has helped somewhat in removing the stigma and discrimination attached to the disease and with proper assistance and support the stigma can be overcome. By pointing people in the right direction and advising what to do, where to go, when and how to do it will hopefully prolong their life by managing their disease.

 

The treatment takes the reader through the various stages of acquired diseases that affected me and by doing this give people hope that acquiring diseases such as Strokes, Pneumonia, Shingles, TB Meningitis and Cancer (Angioimmunoblasticlymphadenopathy) will show them that living a healthy lifestyle can and does work. Going onto ARVs need not be a nightmare if taken correctly; they will enhance your life.

 

The lack of support within the suburbs is frightening and is addressed with contact details to counselling, testing and support group facilities. Add to this some tried and tested, easy, healthy recipes, the first thing that always gets asked is ‘So, what do you eat?’ necessitated this inclusion.

 

 

The thirty-six FAQ are easy to understand and an integral part of creating awareness and giving information to the still unacquainted people of South Africa in a manner that encourages them to want to read and find out more about this disease.

 

 

It boils down to ADAPT or DIE, I chose to adapt!

 

‘The Deadly Seducer‘                                                                               Blurb by Charlotte Kemp

 

 

‘A bold and honest account, Cindy Pivacic shares her story about how she came to contract HIV & AIDS and how she responded to it.

 

Not only is she living healthy years later, but her vibrant and energetic character has been poured into helping others experiencing the same situation.

 

Cindy presents talks and workshops on living positively with HIV & AIDS and those, with this book and her online presence, gives her the opportunity to create awareness, give testimony concerning the HIV & AIDS issue, and to assist in de-stigmatising this secret killer’.

 

 

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Feedback from Durban Academy – HIV Presentation Gr11

On 5 February, 2014, in Testimonials, by Cindy Pivacic

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Dearest Cindy,

 

Thank you so much for talking to our kids about HIV and AIDS.

 

You have turned mere Buzz words into a reality for them and touched them in a
way that a teacher talking about the topic could not. HIV to them is now more
than just a red ribbon.

 

Thanks again for your “positive” touch.

 

 

Warren Wessels
Senior Life Science and English Home Language Educator

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Dear Supporters,

 

Today, three (3) years ago I went public with my #HIV positive status by sending my website into the world.

 

It did take me six (6) years to go public but I am happy to say once I did, it felt like a massive burden had been lifted from my shoulders and my health started to flourish.

 

It wasn’t the easiest thing to do as I assumed there would be some negativity from some and possibly be deleted from other’s lives.

 

I am happy to say, that was not the case at all and I thank every single one of you for the amazing support and feedback I have had over this period, which seems much longer than 3 years.

 

So much has happened and my website and presence on the internet/social media has put many people that are living with HIV in touch with me.

 

Thanks to Shawn Fouche and Charlotte Kemp for sponsoring my website. They are still a huge presence in my life and were also instrumental in getting my book, The Deadly Seducer, published.  My eternal gratitude.

 

My Mother, Lindsay Heydenrych has probably been the most supportive of all, in so many ways, my humblest gratitude.

 

I have landed on various TV shows:

Carte Blanche, SABC1, 1KZN TV, featured in the FNB advert ‘YouCanHelp’ campaign.

 

Newspapers

The Saturday Independent, Sunday Tribune, Highway Mail, Witness, Mercury, Daily News, Cape Argus, City Press….and it goes on!

 

Magazines:

Longevity Magazine, Balanced Life (Foschini Mag)

 

Radio:

Voice of The Cape, OFM, Gagasi

 

The point I am making is that the message is getting out and that, is the ultimate objective here.

 

My thanks also go to the media for sharing this with the public and I have no doubt I have neglected some names here, my apologies.

 

I like to think that I have managed to quell some fears, be supportive and share information with these people and I hope it has assisted those that are HIV Negative, to remain so.

 

Many thanks again and I ask you, one and all:

 

TAKE CARE – BE AWARE!

 

May you make the right choices.

 

Cindy

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  ‘The Deadly Seducer’                                                Author – Cindy Pivacic

 

‘A bold and honest account, Cindy Pivacic shares her story about how she came to contract HIV & AIDS and how she responded to it.

Not only is she living healthy years later, but her vibrant and energetic character has been poured into helping others experiencing the same situation.

Cindy presents talks and workshops on living positively with HIV & AIDS and those, with this book and her online presence, gives her the opportunity to create awareness, give testimony concerning the HIV & AIDS issue, and to assist in de-stigmatising this secret killer’.

 

~Charlotte Kemp~

 

Book – Facebook                              https://www.facebook.com/TheDeadlySeducer

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Email: cindy@cindypivacic.co.za

Also available in double disc AUDIO version including 36 FAQ’s that everyone needs to know.

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Single disc AUDIO 36 FAQ’s

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I don’t understand a word but I am sure Nosipho Mkhize was kind.

This is the third piece she has done on me (various papers) and I hope it gives courage and hope to others.

Double click on picture to enlarge. If you still can’t see and would like a copy or wish to share, pop me an email: cindy@cindy.pivacic.co.za

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1KZNTV Interview for those that missed it, REPEAT is on:

 

 DSTV Channel 261 and TopTV Channel 187

 

*Tonight, Saturday 20h00

*Monday morning 8h00

*Wednesday evening 19h30

 

Will upload to youtube soon.