The Gift of Life

Papua province is the epicenter for HIV/AIDS in Indonesia, the world's fourth largest country.

With approximately 250 million people, Indonesia has the fourth largest population in the world (following only China, India, and the United States). It also has the unfortunate distinction of having one of the fastest rates of growth for HIV/AIDS in the world. And the epicenter for HIV/AIDS in Indonesia is Papua, the country’s largest and easternmost province. Mama Yuli, pictured here holding two anti-retroviral (ARV) pills, is one of the fortunate ones. She contracted HIV in 2004 from her...

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