Peer educators are vital for changing attitudes among injecting drug users. But the work can be difficult, dangerous and demanding.
Matilda is a mother of seven, and talks to young girls about sexual and reproductive health as part of a community response to HIV.
Communicating about HIV and mother-to-child transmission has led to more women choosing to deliver their baby at a health care facility.
Most sex workers in Sudan are very young girls, who have poor knowledge of HIV and are unlikely to use condoms. They need urgent support.
Men who have sex with men and transgender people are at high risk of HIV. A project called, ‘Men’s Health Social Service’ supports them.
Self-help groups can be a lifeline for people living with HIV; this one in Bas Congo provides loans for people to set up small businesses.
People from governments and civil society organisations met to turn commitments about human rights for people with HIV into reality.
Women who use drugs are vulnerable to sexual violence and HIV, and find it very hard to access health services. A project is tackling this.
Talking to others in a group about living with HIV can be a great help. This group in Yunnan is for men who have sex with men.
Althea provides counseling for sex workers, and provides them with condoms and advice about HIV. She makes a difference to their lives.
Rani, an ex-drug user, learned she was living with HIV in 2002. She got support at a local rehab centre, and put her life back together.
Anthony volunteers for Ishtar, a support group for men who have sex with men. He understands how valuable groups like this can be.