Against All Odds: HIV/AIDS Epidemic Among Indigenous Papuans.
Pak William (47) in his small garden in front of his house.
Pak William has been HIV-positive since 2001 but he has never taken Antiretroviral medication. When he feels sick, Pak William would take a knife, blade, or a sharp glass and cut various parts of his body where he feels pain to let "dirty" blood out of his body. This is a common traditional method of healing still practice today in Papua.