Against All Odds: HIV/AIDS Epidemic Among Indigenous Papuans.
Gary (11) arrives at his school.
Gary is HIV-positive and lost both of his parents to AIDS. He has been taking ARV since age 4 and now lives with his grandmother and cousin. In the past, Gary experienced discrimination when his teacher placed him in the back of the classroom due to his status. Fortunately, a local support group, Sorong Sehati, educated his teacher and the rest of the faculty about HIV/AIDS that dispelled much of the misunderstanding and stigma. Gary now sits in the front of the class. He wants to be a doctor when he grows up because he wanted to help others who are also sick like him.