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Matebello Metsung with the Red Cross volunteer who helps her with her treatment

Matebello's story: fighting to overcome TB

Having overcome TB once already, Matebello was again diagnosed with the disease. The Red Cross is by her side and is helping her complete her treatment.

Young man smiling and standing outside community hall

Sibonelo's story: a star in the making

Sibonelo, 20, puts his passion for entertaining to good use by using drama and music to teach young people in South Africa about HIV.

Man stands in front of car

Constantine's story: turning tragedy into action

Constantine works in his free time as a volunteer for the Turkmenistan Red Crescent, talking to teenagers about HIV and drug safety issues.

Four teenagers in a classroom prepare a class, while woman pins a diagram up on the wall

Hatyja's story: training her peers and the police

Seventeen-year-old Hatyja, a Red Cross volunteer from Turkmenistan, teaches students and adults alike – even the police – about HIV issues.

Woman giving condom demonstration

Mabonang's story: “I can’t stop smiling”

For anybody coming to terms with the fact they are living with HIV, having someone like Mabonang to talk to can make all the difference.

Majoele wearing orange hat and smiling

Majoele’s story: green shoots

For Majoele, who is living with HIV, learning about keyhole gardens is helping her keep healthy and smiling.

Woman wearing headscarf in conversation

Mapotso's story: fighting fear in Lesotho

Mapotso volunteers within her own community to help support people affected by HIV and fight fear and stigma.

Mother holding her baby

Matumelo's story: support through pregnancy

For many women in Lesotho the joy of finding out they are pregnant is tempered by the fear that they will pass on HIV to their baby.

Headshot of man in front of a window

Meshack's story: breaking down barriers around HIV

Meshack’s job is to educate men in his Lesotho community, many of whom can struggle to take on board sexual health messages, about HIV.

Man standing in front of some shrubbery

Oleg's story: spreading the word about HIV

As a Turmenistan Red Crescent volunteer, Oleg Kadyrov makes sure to carry leaflets on HIV and drug addiction while he’s out on his day job.

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