Takoma Park, MD
Fellowship Project: Positive for Life. Stigma remains a huge issue and AIDS is the leading cause of death for adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa. Positive for Life follows several young people in East Africa and Southern Africa as they explain how they came to terms with their HIV diagnosis and how it has changed them. The stories of young people in Africa will be contrasted with those of young people living with HIV in the United States where HIV prevalence is lower, but support networks are harder to find.