MARCH 11, 2016 by MICHELE MAIGNAN
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Name : Esther Boucicault Stanislas
Date of Birth : (April 8, 1957)
Place of Birth : Saint Marc, Haiti
Why she is a Fanm Fò :
HIV/AIDS activist Esther Boucicault Stanislas was born in Saint-Marc, Haiti in 1957. She was diagnosed as HIV positive in 1995. Following the death of her husband and her son who was born HIV positive, she decided to dedicate herself to saving others from the same fate.
In December 1998 she was interviewed by Carlo DESINOR on live TV about her illness. This was the first time in Haiti that a person with HIV/AIDS had spoken of their status on such a large platform. Her testimony provoked a scandal in Haiti especially in Saint-Marc, and she endured the hostility of the families of both her first and second husbands. Undeterred by the scorn, Boucicault started FEBS, Fondation …