Photo of the Week: Juliet – Facing Life with HIV with the Support of Her Family

26 November 2012

Photo of the Week: Juliet – Facing Life with HIV with the Support of Her Family

It was difficult for Juliet, an accounting student, to disclose that she was HIV-positive, even to her own brothers. But since she broke the news to her family a year ago they have become fully supportive. Juliet is now on ARV treatment and has become a peer counselor, working at a rural clinic helping others who have been diagnosed as HIV-positive. “‘I will have children, I will get married, that’s my hope”’ says Juliet. “I can do anything like normal people are doing. I’m still living. I’m not dying.”

This photo featured as part of the Access to Life exhibit at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia from 27 November 2012 to 9 June 2013.

Copyright: Chris Steele-Perkins/ Magnum Photos.