HIV as a global pandemic varies in shape and scale around the world. Yet those living with the virus face one unerring characteristic response from within their communities: stigma and discrimination.
Christian Aid works with those most vulnerable and worst affected by HIV, in the countries where we work.
The majority of our HIV partners are in sub-Saharan Africa, where HIV-related diseases are now the leading cause of death. However, Stigma Under the Lens illustrates the diversity of our work across Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Central and South Asia regions.
Christian Aid and HIV in Bolivia
Across Latin America and the Caribbean there is still time to ensure the HIV/AIDS pandemic never reaches Africa's levels, but stigma and ignorance remain huge barriers.
HIV in Bolivia
Christian Aid and HIV in India
India has one of the highest rates of HIV in the world. In Bangalore, India's IT boom town, sex workers are both most at risk of HIV and leading the fight against it.
HIV in India
Christian Aid and HIV in Kenya
In Kenya, 1.5 million people are living with HIV. The cost for the country to respond to the pandemic is immense, but free antiretroviral treatment has revolutionised the lives of many.
HIV in Kenya
Christian Aid and HIV in Tajikistan
Today, millions of people in Tajikistan live in extreme poverty. The threat of HIV makes an already bad situation even worse and HIV rates for 15- to 49-year-olds have tripled since 2001.
HIV in Tajikistan