Helping Communities Speak for Themselves: Through Positive Eyes

October 19, 2012

By Holly Stuart Hughes

© Gideon Mendel

Gugu Diamini participated in Through Positive Eyes in Johannesburg. To see photographs of and by other Through Positive Eyes participants, click on the Photo Gallery link below.

After two decades documenting the effects of AIDS in Africa and elsewhere, Gideon Mendel says the political and medical struggle has shifted from access to medication to overcoming the stigma that surrounds HIV. That, he says, requires a different approach. “There’s often a lack of material that puts the voice of HIV-positive people at the center of the discussion,” says...

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