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AIDS support group gives positive people a new lease on life!

Zambia has one of the highest HIV infection rates in the world. Donor support has made it possible for antiretroviral treatments to be available for free to all HIV-infected people in this country. Yet the success of this therapy depends on good nutrition, which is elusive for a large number of Zambians. Many HIV-positive people in Zambia have formed support groups to ease the burden of living with HIV and AIDS. This script tells the story of one such group, Zithandize. This group also encourages its members to grow soybeans for good nutrition.

This script is a drama based on actual interviews. It was written by FiliusChaloJere, from Breeze FM, in Chipata,Zambia, and was a prizewinning script in our recent competition on the theme of healthy communities.


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