HIV is not a full stop

HIV is not a full stop

29 November 2013

Concern Worldwide in India has published a photo book to tell the stories of its HIV programme participants over the last seven years.

The publication was made with our field partners Ruchika Social Service Organisation, Utkal Sevak Samaj and South Orissa Voluntary Action, Indian Network for People Living With HIV and AIDS and government partner the Odisha State AIDS Control Society. Staff of MKCG Medical College and Hospital, Berhampur, were also involved. 

Content and materials were consolidated by Devyani Dey, Denise Holland, Khatila Walling and Gomathi S of Concern Worldwide, India.

Here is an excerpt from the book, which can be read by clicking on the link below:

[Foreward by Concern CEO Dominic MacSorley] HIV is not a Full Stop is a photographic book, portraying the personal and social impact in the lives of programme participants over the last seven years. They come from different walks of life, varied trades and diverse-economic situations – sharing their internal motivations, their difficulties and struggles in accepting HIV, along with associated moral dilemmas and the people who live with them.

Strengthening Local Responses to HIV and AIDS in Odisha, India is one of Concern Worldwide’s unique and holistic programmes encompassing prevention, stigma reduction, care and support components in collaboration with Odisha State AIDS Control Society (OSACS). This programme has been implemented by local partners and financially supported by the European Union, HIVOS and Concern Worldwide (2009-2013).

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HIV is not a full stop

Concern Worldwide India has published a photo book to tell the stories of its HIV programme participants over the last seven years.