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Zambian Woman Seeks to Decrease the Stigma of HIV/AIDS

Half the Sky Movement

At age 9, Bwela Nchimunya Moombe from Ndola, Zambia, lost her sister to HIV/AIDS. Her sister contracted the disease from her husband, who was afraid to discuss his status. The stigma of the disease has made it difficult to prevent its spread. "We must decrease stigma so that men and women feel empowered to share their statuses with each other," Bwela says. She also believes concerted efforts by the international community and grassroots organizations will help Zambia one day be virus free.

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