Against All Odds: HIV/AIDS Epidemic Among Indigenous Papuans.
A family portrait of Mama Yuli (48) with her daughters Aldofina (22) and Sela (12) and granddaughter, Anace (8).
Mama Yuli was infected with HIV from her husband who later died. At one point she weighed only 30kg (66lbs) but she is now healthy to work and support her family. Although ARV is free in Papua, less than 12% of those infected with HIV/AIDS are undergoing Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART). Mama Yuli opened her status by making testimony to the public in order to encourage others living with HIV/AIDS to take their medication regularly and prove to them that they could still provide for their family and live a productive life.