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Mertie's story: staying positive

Mertie, 44, is a volunteer in South Africa, supporting people with HIV – she knows what they’re going through, as she’s HIV positive herself.

Red Cross volunteer Nancy standing under banner

Nancy's story: compassion in the community

Nancy is a hugely compassionate Red Cross volunteer who has made a massive difference to people living with HIV in her community.

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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.

Skhumbuzo Ndlovu, a home-based care volunteer with the South African Red Cross

Skhumbuzo's story: "They helped me, now I'm helping others"

When South African Skhumbozo was diagnosed HIV positive, people didn’t want to know him. But we helped him start living his life again.

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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.

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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.

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Majoele’s story: green shoots

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

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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.

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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.

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