HIV/AIDS Stories

Living with HIV: Nombulelo’s story

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Nombulelo Nolihle Yose

December 1 is World AIDS Day.  This year, PWRDF wants to share with you the story of Nombulelo Nolihle Yose, a staff member at the […]

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Starting the Family Garden

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Veliswa and her granddaughter working in their family garden. Photo: Jeanine Cudmore

Veliswa Hlekani took up gardening for her family.  She was diagnosed with HIV in 2009, but it wasn’t until 2015 that she was sick enough […]

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“We are still here”

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Elizabeth and José in their cornfield. Photo: Gillian Hoyer

“When I first met CoCoSI I thought I was going to die very soon,” says Maria (all names have been changed in this story for […]

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A Peanut Collective

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The peanut collective in their field. Photo: Zaida Bastos

Living with HIV can be hard at the best of times.  For farmers living in Mozambique, the disease can make life almost impossible.  Farmers have […]

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A World AIDS Day message

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AIDS Mural from El Salvador. Photo: Jose Zarate

December 1 marks World AIDS Day, a day when we stop to reflect on the 32 years this disease has been a stark and deadly […]

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Back on her Feet

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Agita (right) and her goats. Goat milk is an important nutritional staple for people living with HIV in Mozambique. Photo: Zaida Bastos.

Agita is a woman living in the district of Mogoolas in Mozambique.  In March 2013 she fell very ill. As her health deteriorated, her husband […]

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Combating AIDS in El Salvador

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Members of CoCoSI teach in schools, prisons and community workshops to raise awareness of and prevent the spread of HIV.

The Committee Against AIDS (CoCoSI) began its work in the rural Cabanas district of El Salvador in 1999.  At that point, five or six new […]

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Opening New Worlds to HIV Orphans

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Students reading together at the John Wesley Community Centre in South Africa. Photo: Jeannethe Lara

The John Wesley Community Center (JWCC), a PWRDF partner in Etwatwa, South Africa provides a myriad of opportunities for HIV and AIDS orphans in the […]

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Simple Food Incredible Results

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Kizito is a person living with AIDS in Mkumba village who was given a dairy goat to help supplement his nutrition. Photo: Sheilagh McGlynn

Today I met a grown man and a young boy. The images of these two will stay with me for a long time and will […]

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Mosquitos

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Ibrahim- the doctor- admiring the HIV tests that arrived in the package of medicines and supplies from the Diocese of Masasi. Photo: Sheilagh McGlynn

I’ve been here for six days now and I’m covered in mosquito bites. Mosquitos love me. When I was younger my mother used to tell […]

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