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AJANews 118 - April 2013

Working from the heart - Elizabeth was diagnosed with HIV 11 years ago. Her job is to help others live positively with the same virus that infected her, especially by following their antiretroviral treatment (ART) correctly. Meeting Elizabeth at her workplace, Service Yezu Mwiza (SYM) in Bujumbura, it quickly becomes clear that she is passionate about what she does... Read more

Encounters that made me more human - After more than eight years of devoted service, Br Alain Ragueneau is no longer a permanent staff member of the Uzima program for people with HIV in Kangemi, a poor suburb of Nairobi. He shares with us snippets from his journal entries and other writings over more than 10 years.... Read more

Changing the reality of AIDS in Africa - I am so encouraged each time I work with the women of Mirror of Hope and see their self-esteem, pride and commitment grow week after week. I have been assisting Mirror of Hope, an NGO in the Kibera slums of Nairobi, in an income-generating activity where HIV-positive women create and sell hand-woven baskets... Read more