Courage and hope: stories from teachers living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa

Case Studies & Research
86 p.
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Courage et espoir : témoignages d'enseignants vivant avec le VIH en Afrique subsaharienne

It is estimated that there are currently around 122,000 teachers in sub- Saharan Africa who are living with HIV, the vast majority of whom have not sought testing and do not know their HIV status. Stigma remains the greatest challenge and the major barrier to accessing and providing assistance to these teachers. The personal experiences from the 12 teachers presented in this book offer first-hand accounts of the difficult, and sometimes debilitating, challenges faced by teachers living with HIV. Yet, these stories also provide an insightful glimpse at possibilities for overcoming such challenges. The personal reflections of these teachers offer practical suggestions for behaviour change and policy decisions that might be implemented at the individual, community and national levels.

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