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HIV diagnosis transforms a patient into an ART advocate

While undergoing drug detox in 2009, Marat* learned that he was HIV positive. When told his test result, Marat announced, “thank god.” Pre and post-test counselling wasn’t prevalent in Kyrgyzstan at that time so Marat assumed that “HIV positive” meant good news. Once he understood the significance, more


Kyrgyzstan: Reducing Harm from HIV

When he learned that he had acquired HIV from injecting drugs, 35-year-old Mirlan (not his real name) sought help from the Regional AIDS Prevention Centre in Jalalabad, Kyrgyzstan. One day in 2005, television reporters showed up with a request to film the centre’s work.   Hoping to attract attemore


Tuberculosis: fighting an ancient plague

On February 10, 2014, 33-year-old Damir swallowed his last handful of pills to complete 26 months of tuberculosis treatment, 20 of which he spent hospitalized and separated from his wife and two young children.   Damir’s nightmare began four years earlier while working in construction in Astanamore

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Global Fund Grants Newsletter for May 2013

This is the newsletter produced by the Global Fund grants implementation team.