Who Lives?

An HIV infected man takes a bath at the public shower at the NLD’s HIV clinic outside Yangon, Myanmar on October 7, 2013. In Myanmar, as of 2011, there were an estimated 216,000 people living with HIV and an average of 20,000 deaths from HIV/AIDS-related illnesses per year. The spread of this disease is widely related to the lack of available health education accessible to the general public and a severe lack of funding for appropriate medication. This clinic on the outskirts of Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar is set up by Aung Sun Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party. The clinic ares for over 200 patients with very few doctors or nurses, forcing the patients to mainly rely on each other for support.
Photos by Lauren DeCicca

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