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Dorika Gabriel carries her ill son Joseph (aged 30) out of their house in
Bugarika settlement outside Mwanza in north-west Tanzania where he spends his day sitting in the shade talking to passers-by. He explains "I have been sick for ten years now. At the moment, my life is rich. I have no pain. My belief in God makes me happy and I have the love and care of my family."

Samkelisiwe Mkhwanazi is cared for by her mother Nesta. She is open about having AIDS. "My daughter Samkelisiwe has recurring TB which won't be cured. She has been tested and has found out she has AIDS. She has decided to disclose her status to the community to help educate others and I support her because I love and respect her."

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