World Health Organization
Voices of hope: stories from communities affected by HIV and AIDS
Scaling up voluntary counselling and testing: Patricia's story
Gideon Mendel/International HIV/AIDS Alliance

As the day winds up, the lab counts all the test results. But the results are not so encouraging. Thirty five per cent are HIV positive, a shocking rate for a rural area where HIV prevalence is thought to be lower than urban areas. A lot more needs to be done.

"We have learned a lot from these rural people," says Patricia. "We have learned that AIDS is not just for the towns. There is a lot of social interaction in both places."

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