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ICASA for a first-timer

Hi all! I am Karin van der Velde and I work for the sex work team at Aidsfonds and have been doing so since April. That work also involves activities for the Bridging the Gaps programme. This is my first trip abroad since joining Aidsfonds. I’m in Abidjan to attend ......

My daughter – my motivation

Because I have a wonderful daughter of almost two, I’m more motivated than ever to continue my work for Real People Real Vision. Everything has changed since she is born. I’m even more occupied with my health and accessibility to HIV medicines than before. Now there is a person I ......

The medicines saved my life

My name is Jonah and I live in Uganda with my two children. After I was diagnosed with HIV, I faced many challenges. It isn’t always easy to get access to treatment. I got HIV when I was only 15 years old and still in school. For a long time ......

My unexpected happiness

My name is Toan and I’m glad to tell my story. Life can take unexpected turns and rarely goes the way you planned it. I’m a homosexual man living in Vietnam. I have faced all kinds of challenges. After I graduated from high school in 2007, I followed a major ......

Phuong makes her own decisions

My name is Loan. I’m a woman and I live in Vietnam. Sometimes, sex workers tell me sad stories about their life before they entered the industry and about their present situation. I used to be an outreach worker for the community outreach programme of PSI in the period 2008-2011. ......