It was our worst nightmare coming true. A new disease striking people in the prime of their lives characterised by gruesome and prolonged suffering and spread through the very behaviours that often define us as human beings
- AIDS was stealing lives, livelihoods, and even love from our planet.
- The only people doing well during the AIDS pandemic seemed to be the coffin makers, who found their businesses booming, especially when they operated in the prime real estate located right outside hospitals and clinics.
This research was supported by the UK Department for International Development’s Operational Research Capacity Building Programme led by the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union)
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Life in the time of antiretrovirals in South Africa
Published 9 December 2016