Stories of tragedy and hope: access to treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS

Paul Kebakile
Paul Kebakile. Access to antiretroviral medicines helps fight the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS. WHO/Eric Miller

This series of feature stories is about people living with HIV/AIDS. Each story is very different. Some tell a tale of people struggling with the debilitating effects of HIV and the fear of an early death.

Other stories are much more positive. Thanks to a breakthrough in the delivery of antiretroviral medicines, individuals are not only beating HIV, they now have renewed hope for the future, for themselves and for their families.

Fighting stigma - the story of Paul Kebakile, Gaborone, Botswana

A second chance at life - the story of Sheila Mosarwa, Mochudi, Botswana

Shattered dreams - the story of Atlwanang Seako

New hope - the story of Ishmael Time, Jwaneng, Botswana

Text based on original reporting by Aernout Zevenbergen.

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