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Countries and partners featured in Stigma Under the Lens

HIV as a global pandemic varies in shape and scale around the world. Yet those living with the virus face one unerring characteristic response from within their communities: stigma and discrimination.

Christian Aid works with those most vulnerable and worst affected by HIV, in the countries where we work.

The majority of our HIV partners are in sub-Saharan Africa, where HIV-related diseases are now the leading cause of death. However, Stigma Under the Lens illustrates the diversity of our work across Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Central and South Asia regions.


Christian Aid and HIV in Bolivia

Luis Fernando from Bolivia with his children

Across Latin America and the Caribbean there is still time to ensure the HIV/AIDS pandemic never reaches Africa's levels, but stigma and ignorance remain huge barriers.

HIV in Bolivia

Christian Aid and HIV in India

Shoba, living under the shadow of HIV stigma in India

India has one of the highest rates of HIV in the world. In Bangalore, India's IT boom town, sex workers are both most at risk of HIV and leading the fight against it.

HIV in India

Christian Aid and HIV in Kenya

Living with HIV in Kenya

In Kenya, 1.5 million people are living with HIV. The cost for the country to respond to the pandemic is immense, but free antiretroviral treatment has revolutionised the lives of many.

HIV in Kenya

Christian Aid and HIV in Tajikistan

Dilfuza, living with HIV in Tajikistan

Today, millions of people in Tajikistan live in extreme poverty. The threat of HIV makes an already bad situation even worse and HIV rates for 15- to 49-year-olds have tripled since 2001.

HIV in Tajikistan

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Linneth from Bolivia, living with HIV

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