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Key Correspondents speak their world to make mothers matter this World AIDS Day


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This World AIDS Day, Key Correspondents from across the world have documented what life is like for mothers and their children living with HIV.

From personal stories of how women overcame stigma and discrimination to have children born free of HIV to an analysis of the impact religious beliefs can have on mothers living with HIV, the articles show the diverse worlds from which KCs speak.

Congratulations in particular to Sidi Sarro from Kenya who documented what life is like for young female sex workers in Kibera, Nairobi and to Sharifah Nabukenya from Uganda who met Nulu, who was born with HIV. Both pieces have been picked up by Reuters Alert Net, a global news service whose website alone receives 12 million visits a year.

Other World AIDS Day citizen journalism from the KC team saw KC Maboshe interview Jane from Shango’mbo, a remote district in western Zambia, to hear how she lost five children before discovering she was HIV positive.

KC Denis Chibuye in Zambia met Judy, an HIV positive mother whose baby was born free of HIV.

And KC Eugene met Naomi, an HIV positive mother from western Zambia who refused to have a third child due to her low CD4 count.

To read all of the KC’s World AIDS Day stories, visit the Key Correspondents’ website.