Against All Odds: HIV/AIDS Epidemic Among Indigenous Papuans.
Mama P. walks to the market carrying 50kg (110 lbs) of crops.
Mama P. is HIV-positive and she has been taking ARV medication regularly for the last 3 years. However, Mama P. still keeps her status from her children. As far as Mama P' children knows, their mother is sick from a common illness but they still remind her to take medication and help get refills. Family support is important but due to fear of discrimination many people living with HIV/AIDS keep their status a secret. Mama P. receives support from Jayapura Support Group (JSG) who monitors her health and provides rice, cooking oil, milk, and vegetables as well as counseling.