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Children living with HIV like Antonio have benefited from the now closed Ntyiso programme run by AMODEFA, now closed due to the Global Gag Rule.
Albertina Machaieie has been working with HIV patients for Amodefa for 38 years and is their longest serving nurse. Albertina is witnessing the negative impact of the Global Gag Rule firsthand.
Palmira Enoque Tembe, is HIV positive and so are her two sons. Palmira and her family benefitted from a pilot project called Ntiyso, that recently lost its funding due to the Global Gag Rule.
Milan Khadka once suffered discrimination within his community when they found out he was living with HIV. He is now a community home-based care mobiliser with Family Planning Association of Nepal. He uses his music to educate the youth about HIV and to confront the stigma around HIV.
Planned Parenthood Association of Thailand alongside volunteers are reaching out to vulnerable sex workers to help educate them on the risks of HIV and STIs.
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.