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Profiles in Courage: Fortunata Kasege

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HIV Diagnosis HIV, Health Care and Treatment Disclosure, Relationships and Sex

HIV Diagnosis

What was the first thing you did when you were diagnosed?

I was terrified. I don't remember being that scared in my life. It was ...

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Reuters Examines Experiences of HIV-Positive MSM in Tunisia

Reuters on Friday examined how HIV-positive men who have sex with men in Tunisia and other Arab communities often "face a twin taboo." Tunisia has recorded 1,428 HIV cases, and about 70 new cases of the virus are reported annually, according to offic...

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First Person: Michelle Lopez

How did you find out you were HIV positive?

I got tested because someone that I was having a sexual relationship with died from the AIDS virus. His brother actually had run into me in downtown Brooklyn and gave me this news. But that was not the per...

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First Person: Raven Lopez

HIV Diagnosis

How long ago did you find out you were HIV positive?

My mom told me I was HIV positive when I was, what, six years old. She was like, "Raven, do you know that you are HIV positive?" And I didn't understand at that time what it meant. ...

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A Special Girl, Two Special Doctors

At the beautiful children's hospital in Botswana, in the capital city of Gaborone, a little girl rushed past me as I climbed the stairs to the second floor. I turned to look at her, but didn't see her face, only her pretty braids. In that small enc...

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Chicago Tribune Profiles Former Botswana Treatment Program Official Ernest Darkoh

The Chicago Tribune on Thursday profiled Ernest Darkoh, the former operations manager of Botswana's public antiretroviral drug program and co-founder of BroadReach Healthcare, a private company working to improve health care access worldwide. After l...

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San Francisco Chronicle Profiles Partners in Health's Paul Farmer, New HIV/AIDS Treatment Program in Rwanda

The San Francisco Chronicle on Saturday profiled Paul Farmer, a Harvard University professor and co-founder of Partners in Health, and a new HIV/AIDS treatment program he is helping to operate in Rwanda. Farmer -- who has worked in Haiti, Peru, Russi...

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Birmingham News Series Examines Impacts of HIV/AIDS, University of Alabama-Birmingham's Program in Zambia

The Birmingham News in a series of articles published over the past three weekends has examined the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Zambia on religion, child care and maternal and child health. The newspaper also has examined the strain the epidem...

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Chicago Tribune Profiles Zambian HIV/AIDS Advocate Princess Kasune Zulu

The Chicago Tribune on Wednesday profiled Princess Kasune Zulu, a 29-year-old HIV-positive Zambian who runs her own HIV/AIDS education campaign. Zulu was an AIDS orphan who cared for nine younger siblings and cousins and then married a man nearly 25 ...

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Toronto Globe and Mail Profiles Canadian Doctor Working in AIDS Clinic in Lesotho

Toronto's Globe and Mail on Tuesday profiled Dr. Philip Berger, medical director of the Inner City Health Program at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, who is working for six months at the Tsepong AIDS clinic in Lesotho. Berger is leading a team from...