Matilda is a mother of seven, and talks to young girls about sexual and reproductive health as part of a community response to HIV.
Most sex workers in Sudan are very young girls, who have poor knowledge of HIV and are unlikely to use condoms. They need urgent support.
Men who have sex with men and transgender people are at high risk of HIV. A project called, ‘Men’s Health Social Service’ supports them.
A football team is not just a way of keeping healthy and enjoying sport; this one also raises awareness of HIV and reduces stigma.
Anthony volunteers for Ishtar, a support group for men who have sex with men. He understands how valuable groups like this can be.
Niko fights a daily battle with heroin, but does not share needles and is not HIV positive. He had a test done with a community project.
Rani, an ex-drug user, learned she was living with HIV in 2002. She got support at a local rehab centre, and put her life back together.
Services are only reaching a quarter of the 1.2 million children orphaned by HIV in Uganda. SUNRISE OVC provides direct community support.
Althea provides counseling for sex workers, and provides them with condoms and advice about HIV. She makes a difference to their lives.
Communicating about HIV and mother-to-child transmission has led to more women choosing to deliver their baby at a health care facility.
Men who have sex with men face discrimination and criminalisation in Kenya. Condoms, education and raising awareness of HIV are vital.
Peer educators are vital for changing attitudes among injecting drug users. But the work can be difficult, dangerous and demanding.