Tung’s story

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“LGBT people are involved in the solutions for the HIV epidemic in Vietnam” My name is Doan Thanh Tung, and I’m 27 years old. I’m the Director of Lighthouse, an organisation by and for LGBT people in Vietnam. We offer welcoming HIV…

Irena’s story

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“I stand up for the rights of women who use drugs in Kyrgyzstan – many of them are living with HIV” My name is Irena Ermolaeva. I’m the director of Asteria, an organisation by and for women who use drugs in Kyrgyzstan. In my country,…

John’s story

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“I’m passionate about sex workers’ rights and HIV activism” My name is John Mathenge, and I live in Kenya. I identify as gay. About fifteen years ago, I was diagnosed with HIV. I’ve been working as a sex worker in Kenya for many…

A STORY OF CHANGE IN VIETNAM

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In Vietnam, an estimated 256,000 people are living with HIV. Key populations are disproportionately affected: 11 per cent of men who have sex with men and 17 per cent of transgender people are HIV-positive. These groups experience numerous challenges.…

A STORY OF CHANGE IN KYRGYZSTAN

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Women know best what women need – including in HIV programming Eastern Europe and Central Asia is the only region in the world where HIV rates continue to rise rapidly. Between 2011 and 2016, the number of HIV-positive people in Kyrgyzstan…

A STORY OF CHANGE IN KENYA

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Barriers to HIV testing and treatment are being dismantled In Kenya, some 1.6 million people are living with HIV. And, every year, an estimated 71,000 new infections occur. One-third of the newly infected people belong to key populations, including…

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