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

A charcoal seller in Ndola, Zambia. Life is very difficult for the 35,000 people living in this shanty compound. Access to antiretrovirals is a financial impossibility, many had to pay for them.

The Zambian government announced in November 2005 that treatment will be available free of charge to all Zambians by the end of year.

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