TEENAGERS Lusaka, Zambia
It’s difficult for young people with HIV in Zambia. Because of the big stigma associated with HIV it’s not easy to talk about this virus openly. Many young people are living with a huge secret.
Disclosure; sharing your HIV status with others, is a complicated and fraught affair. In Shambala’s portrait we see how she tackled this when she first told two friends about her HIV.
Alex and Mwamba conduct their own, tough fight with HIV.
But it’s good to see that these great teenagers are one in their strength, their lust for life and their desire not to let HIV dominate their lives. View the films about Shambala and Mwamba and read Alex’s book. These great youngsters have a lot to tell.
“What I’m doing today, right now, is called ‘disclosure.’”
Alex is 13 years old and infected with hiv. We followed him for a full day with our camera.