Photo of the Week: Fighting Stigma in South Sudan

Posted on: 01 June 2012 | Photo of the Week


Because of preconceptions about his HIV-positive status, Joseph (center) suffered abuse even from his own family. A peer support group of others living with HIV stepped in, and visits by members of the NGO "CHECHE People Living with HIV/AIDS Network" helped his family to understand that being HIV-positive is not a death sentence. The abuse stopped and one brother offered his "tukul", or home, to Joseph so he would no longer have to sleep in a hut with holes in the roof.

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