The tests showed that I was negative but my wife was positive.” After a short silence, he gives a wry smile and adds: β€œThe relatives who had hosted us [in the city] no longer wanted us in their home.

In issue #314, FRW looks at how people living with HIV suffer from stigma in Congo-Brazzaville, the difficulties of getting justice for survivors of gender-based violence in Kenya, and education on the radio for students in two countries involved in the West African Ebola outbreak.

There have been marked improvements in HIV treatment, and legislation has been passed to protect people living with the virus.

But many people living with the virus are still exposed to stigma – along with their loved ones.

Our story from Congo-Brazzaville investigates one initiative to restore dignity and hope.

It is estimated that one in three women in Kenya will suffer gender-based violence before the age of 18.

To compound this tragedy, justice is hard to come by: victims are not getting the help they need from the criminal justice system. Authorities in Sierra Leone and Liberia have closed schools to prevent the further spread of Ebola.

But students are still receiving lessons – by radio!

December 1 is celebrated internationally as World AIDS Day.

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