Uganda has been hit hard by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. However, the country is fighting back, and the number of Ugandans infected has dropped from 15 to 6 percent. Part of this can be attributed to access to anti-AIDS medication, particularly for children. Recently, 12-year-old Annabella was told she had HIV. Her mother fell ill, and her father died of AIDS shortly after. Luckily, both Annabella and her mother have had access to medication, meaning that they are able to carry on with life as normal. Without these, her mother would not be able to work in the fields and feed her family, and Annabella would not be able to help when her mother is not feeling well. Annabella can go to school, carry on learning and contemplate having a baby that is HIV free. Without these drugs, Annabella and many people like her have little hope.
Introduction: Annabella's Story (1:52); Annabella's Family and School (2:07); Health Checkup (2:31); Lack of Food (1:37); Living With HIV (2:13); Family Support Groups (1:59); Infection and Treatment of Children (3:04); Working and Processing Grief (3:40); Cooking a Feast (2:37); Credits: Annabella's Story (0:10)
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