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Malawi: "I Said, Maybe I'd Survive."
December 1, 2011
Ersnart is a mother of five who was hired as an information, education and communications officer for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) after being diagnosed with HIV. She lost loved ones and faced discrimination in her community because of the virus.
The African country of Malawi has one of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS infection in the world, with about 10.6 percent of the population between the ages of 15 and 49 affected by the virus. But that figure would be a lot worse without the work of MSF, which introduced antiretroviral therapy to Malawi 10 years ago.