Three-quarters of the world's 36 million people living with HIV/AIDS are in Africa, south of the Sahara. These stories and photos depict what the epidemic means to some of the individuals, families, and communities whose lives it has transformed. Every photograph represents an act of courage, and every individual featured takes a stand for AIDS understanding and prevention. The personal testimonies from Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe reveal hope and love in the face of an illness that is ravaging a continent.
Author Biography: Gideon M<%END%>el works for Network Photographers documenting social issues globally, particularly in Africa. He was awarded the Eugene Smith Award for Humanistic Photography.