Dadaab, Kenya, hosts the largest refugee camp in the world. Originally conceived as a temporary solution to shelter refugees of Somalia's civil war, the three neighboring sites that are referred to collectively as one refugee camp are now 20 years old, and have become a permanent home for the majority of people who have sought shelter there.
Charles Sako lives and works in Kibera, a deprived area of Kenya's capital Nairobi. He, along with Catherine Atieno and Siama Musine, is HIV positive and receives treatment through MSF's clinic in Kibera. Six years ago, they were all given disposable cameras for a week to document their lives on HIV treatment. From those photos, we created a project called 'My Life with HIV'. Now, ahead of a UN Summit on HIV/AIDS this week in New York, we've been back to visit them and to hear how their lives have moved on. The latest scientific research shows that treating people with HIV/AIDS not only saves lives but also can prevent the virus from spreading. The full, busy and vibrant lives you'll see portrayed here are the living proof of the benefits HIV treatment has brought to individuals, their families and wider communities.
Patient and other voices from MSF's Mathare AIDS clinic in Kenya about how they rely on affordable generic antiretrovirals produced in India for their survival. Learn more about the impact the EU-India Free Trade Agreement. Join our “EUROPE! Hands off our medicine” campaign & tell Europe to stop pushing policies that will deny medicine to millions of patients in the developing world.
When Victor learned that he was co-infected with HIV and TB in 2003, he faced enormous societal stigma and challenges to getting treatment. Today, thanks to better treatment opportunities and training, he is living healthy and helping others with HIV.
Hundreds of thousands of Somalis who fled fighting in their homeland are stranded in overcrowded refugee camps just over the border, in Kenya, where MSF has been offering medical and psychological care.