Woman at Ekupholeni in South Africa (Photo by Liz Marshall)

Positive Living

Throughout sub-Saharan Africa, people living with HIV & AIDS have banded together in associations in an effort to increase awareness about the virus and to address stigma and discrimination and to educate themselves and their communities on HIV prevention, care and treatment.

The membership of these groups is invariably small; it takes great courage to openly declare one's HIV positive status. And yet these community leaders – many of them women – are in the vanguard of social change, creating networks of support, producing educational materials, and advocating for the repeal of punitive laws.

By their example positive living, they encourage others to get tested, speak out, seek medical help and advocate for change. Find out more about the important work of these positive living associations in the Where We Work section.

News

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