Courage and Hope: Stories with Teachers living with HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa

Case Studies & Research
Washington, DC
World Bank

This book is a collection of stories from teachers living with HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa. The stories documented here give voice to the real life experiences of 12 HIV-positive teachers, five of whom are women, from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania (both Mainland and Zanzibar), and Zambia. The teachers recount their experiences of discovering their HIV-positive status and how this has aff ected them in their families, their communities, and their professional lives. The voices of these teachers suggest that a number of obstacles are commonly faced by teachers living with HIV. Among them are stigma and discrimination, both from their families and communities as well as their workplaces and in society more generally.

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