Harriet’s Story of Hope in Zambia

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and it’s an opportunity to raise awareness about how preventable and treatable this deadly disease is. What many people don’t realize is more than 80 percent of cervical cases occur in developing countries, where more than 95 percent of women have never had a Pap smear test. In fact, [...]

Living Positively with HIV: Thato’s Story

Thato, a nine-year-old girl from Mochudi, Botswana, is a survivor. During a routine home visit, a PCI partner and local peer educator trained on how to spot child abuse, gender-based violence and exploitation observed Thato’s extreme health condition and took her immediately to a clinic. Thato was severely malnourished, weighing only 38 pounds. She was [...]

People are Living with HIV, Not Dying From It

By Jo Musonda Last Tuesday on December 1, the world celebrated World AIDS Day. And this month marks my 25th anniversary of working in the HIV/AIDS sector. I’ve been reflecting on how the world has changed for people living with HIV within a quarter of a century. In the beginning of my career in London, most [...]

World AIDS Day: Getting to Zero & an AIDS-Free Generation

This World AIDS Day, we’re celebrating the significant progress made to end HIV/AIDS worldwide. We’ve come such a long way over the last 35 years but there’s still more work to be done. HIV is the world’s leading infectious killer. Currently, there are more than 35 million people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide. Of these, 3.2 [...]

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Woman HIV Educator Fulfills Childhood Dream of Helping Those in Need In Zambia

Limpo Likisi has ventured into areas where many young Zambian women would never set foot. As a community peer educator, lay HIV trainer and counselor, and Monitor and Evaluation Focal Point Person at St. John Parish in Mongu, Zambia, 27-year-old Limpo understands the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS, safer sexual practices and healthier lifestyle choices. [...]