Personal Narratives

Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Diseases

WORLD is a community-based support and advocacy group for and by women living with HIV. The WORLD newsletter has featured inspiring cover stories of women living with HIV as well as medical treatment information since 1991.
  • Reach Out and Teach Others
    by Konya Baylis
    WORLD, No. 150. June 2006.
    A young American woman describes learning about her HIV status when pregnant with her second child.
    English| Português
  • The Beginning of Another Life
    by Chieza Lisungu
    WORLD, No. 151. November 2006.
    A young Zimbabwean woman learns she has HIV when her husband dies. After early struggles, she dedicates herself and her career to the fight against HIV.
    English| Português

I-TECH Video

The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a center in the University of Washington's Department of Global Health. I-TECH works in partnership with local ministries of health, universities, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), medical facilities, and other organizations to support the development of a skilled health work force and well-organized national health delivery systems. This video is one of several developed by I-TECH and their partners to combat stigma.
  • Tuvunje Ukimya (Let Us Break the Silence)
    International Training and Education Center on Health (I-TECH)
    Video, 29 minutes (Flash format)
    Kiswahili and English

    This film features five HIV-infected health care workers from Tanzania describing how they are living positively, confronting stigma and discrimination, working with their institutions to establish support groups, and continuing to support their families. The video was developed for the Tanzania Ministry of Health and its affiliated training partners to motivate health care workers to get tested for HIV and to use HIV services, as well as to reduce stigma in the workplace. In Tanzania, it is used in pre-service and in-service trainings of health care workers nationwide and has been incorporated into the Workplace Intervention Program training.

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