Bearing Witness: HIV/AIDS in Uganda

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AJWS President Ruth Messinger meets with project partners in Uganda, February 2008

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Bearing Witness: HIV/AIDS in Uganda

  1. 1. Bearing Witness: HIV/AIDS in Uganda AJWS President Ruth Messinger meets with project partners, February 2008
  2. 2. Women elders in a rural community supported by AJWS project partner Traditional and Modern Health Practitioners Together Against AIDS and Other Diseases (THETA). Photo Credit: R Messinger
  3. 3. Two AIDS orphan sisters who were adopted by a traditional healer who is the major service provider for the THETA supported community. Photo Credit: R Messinger
  4. 4. A young boy of the THETA community carries his brother. Photo Credit: R Messinger
  5. 5. Children of the THETA community. Photo Credit: R Messinger
  6. 6. At the rural site of Foundation for the Development of Needy Communities (FDNC), three graves of people who have died of HIV/AIDS. Photo Credit: R Messinger
  7. 7. Participants of a vocational tailoring class run by AJWS project partner Kamwokya Christian Caring Community (KCCC), which provides HIV/AIDS support, care, advocacy, prevention and empowerment programs. Photo Credit: R Messinger
  8. 8. A KCCC clinic waiting room. Photo Credit: R Messinger
  9. 9. KCCC clinic conducting HIV/AIDS testing. Photo Credit: R Messinger
  10. 10. AJWS President Ruth Messinger with a traditional healer and the lead doctor of THETA. Photo Credit: D Rotbard
  11. 11. A former commercial sex worker now a member of AJWS project partner Lady Mermaid Bureau (LMB). LMB aims to ensure that commercial sex workers – who face significant risk of HIV infection – are able to access health services. Photo Credit: R Messinger
  12. 12. Ruth Messenger visits with a baby born to a deaf and mute mother in the THETA community. Photo Credit: D Rotbard
  13. 13. Children of Uganda Community Based Association for Child Welfare (UCOBAC), which strives to maintain a center for the care and support of individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS. Photo Credit: R Messinger
  14. 14. Ruth Messinger with a child from UCOBAC. Photo Credit: D Rotbard
  15. 15. For More Information For More Information For More Information About AJWS [email_address] Write: 800.889.7146 Call: www.ajws.org Visit:

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