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There are nearly 23 million people living with HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, and 14.8 children orphaned by AIDS. Behind the enormous horrifying statistics, there are individuals, with a name and a family, a unique and irreplaceable face and personality.

Here you can meet and listen to some who are helped by Jesuit AIDS projects. Their words will give you insight that no report can offer, and will encourage you to believe that there is something you can do to help them, and others in their situation, to live “life to the full”.

Gregory Hazele  Gregory Hazele is a team leader of the home-based care programme of Chikuni Parish in rural Zambia and one of the programme’s agricultural extension officers. Gregory was interviewed by Darrin Zammit Lupi… Read More

Mamounata, Burkina Faso – I thank God who has granted me the strength to recount the story of my life. I have AIDS. It is thanks to Sr Françoise that I discovered this. She has been my friend since 1997…  Read More

Mrs J. M., Democratic Republic of Congo – I am 40 years old and I have been HIV-positive since 2 June 2005. I have lived positively with my status for six years. In the beginning it wasn’t at all easy because it seemed as though I was living in a nightmare… Read More

Josephine, Uganda – In February 2004, my husband succumbed to what many people were convinced was witchcraft. I later realized he had AIDS.  My in-laws took away whatever remained from my children and me… Read More

Being part of a discordant couple, Kenya 

The lament of the HIV-positive partner

I don’t believe that you are negative

You caused me to be infected through your carelessness… Read More

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