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Archive for February 2010

Women in sex work take control of their life and make a difference for others

February 17, 2010

“ I was like a dry  tree existing with no joy and feeling no sense of purpose, alone and bereft, but over the last five years, I have sprouted fresh leaves and gone on to become a luxuriant tree with flowers and fruits to share with others” ….these were the words of a woman in […]

A Human Response amidst Fears, Myths and Misconceptions

February 17, 2010

In many communities, there are individuals who  have made a difference to people living with HIV.  They may have given them care, or taken them for services or made a small accepting gesture. Frequently, these individuals do it amidst many fears, myths and misconceptions. The common myths about HIV transmission in casual interactions makes them […]

Welcome

February 8, 2010

Welcome to the inspirational journey. This is a space where we will share with you stories of the individuals and communities who have overcome odds and made a difference, to themselves, to their peers, and their society.

Caring for our people, in our families and our communities

February 4, 2010

Sharanappa cared for his HIV positive son in law, as his own son, even when his son-in-law’s family ostracized him. He supported him, when he was extremely sick, and ensured proper end of life care, and a death with dignity. Today, his daughter has been so inspired by her fathers support and care that she has […]

Women fighting for their due

February 4, 2010

The HIV epidemic has affected women in many ways. Many of them have been widowed at a younger age, and even as they are attempting to cope, they are cheated out of a share in their husband’s property, by other relatives. But increasingly women fighting back and claiming what is their due. Basamma, a young […]

Stories of change

February 4, 2010

Often, people discriminate against or stay away from a HIV positive person, mostly due to fear. But if they understand that there is no fear of transmission in normal social interaction, frequently they regret their behavior, and want to really reach out and support the positive people, as friends, as neighbors, as members of their […]

Communities reach out to support children

February 4, 2010

Yalappa lives in a village in Raichur. He has lost his son and daughter in law due to HIV, and is now caring for his two grandchildren, who are also positive.  Yalappa once shared with his neighbors that although he had stretched his resources and ensured that the children got the right treatment and medicines, he was just not […]