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Voices of hope: stories from communities affected by HIV and AIDS
Free access saves lives: Charlie's story
Don McCullin/Christian Aid

In May 2001 she started taking antiretrovirals. "I am so much better now. I do the housework and I look after the children." She never hid her HIV status from the children and says she hates to think about what would have happened to them if she had not had access to drugs.

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