World Health Organization
Voices of hope: stories from communities affected by HIV and AIDS
Faces of devastation: Edith and Catherine's story
Don McCullin/Christian Aid

Here, Edith is caring for Cecilia, a young woman with two sons, aged seven and four. Cecilia lives with her mother, Mary and seven other relatives.

"In Zambia we are all infected or affected," says Edith. "I do this work because I feel I must. But it affects me when I see a person who was once laughing, now so sick. It makes me feel sick, too."

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