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    Stigma Under the Lens - Dilfuza, Tajikistan ( World AIDS Day 2011 )


    by ChristianAid

    176 views This World AIDS Day, Christian Aid and Magnum Photos present powerful stories of brave people around the world who are living with HIV under the shadow of stigma. Dilfuza struggles as an HIV-positive woman in Tajikistan's strict, male-dominated society. Dilfuza didn't realise that her husband had been diagnosed as HIV positive some years ago, but hadn't told her. Even though her mother-in-law knew about her son's infection she was unable to accept Dilfuza. In Tajikistan HIV rates for 15 to 49-year-olds have tripled since 2001. Christian Aid's partners are working in Tajikistan to tackle discrimination, prevent HIV and increase access to health services and legal support. Explore all our slideshows and help challenge HIV stigma around the world: ;