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Family Planning Association of Nepal are bringing sex workers and local authorities together to openly discuss the protection of sex workers rights.
After being diagnosed with HIV, Lakshmi received training and information on HIV and has since dedicated her life to supporting people with HIV.
Many people do not know they are living with HIV until they are tested at their local hospital, usually for a non-related accident or procedure.
The UN estimates that 150,000 people are trafficked in South Asia each year, the few women and girls that are rescued return home and are diagnosed with HIV.
People diagnosed with HIV are often ostracised from their community and are faced with the threat of violence.
Sex can be a very taboo subject, this is why we provide culturally sensitive workshops for parents to enable them to talk to their children about sex and sexuality.
Providing gender based violence training to families enables them to openly talk about issues that can help provide a safer environment for themselves and their children.
Just one day after the floods, the local clinic re-opened to ensure the displaced communities sexual reproductive and health needs were met.
Sudemala and her family were forced to leave all their possessions behind once the flash floods reached her home.
"Before, the community had very little knowledge regarding HIV and there used to be so much stigma and discrimination"