AIDS in Kenya: Hunger's Tragic Link to HIV

One of nine women members of an HIV-positive support group on Rusinga Island. i i

One of nine women members of an HIV-positive support group on Rusinga Island. Rachel Taylor hide caption

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One of nine women members of an HIV-positive support group on Rusinga Island.

One of nine women members of an HIV-positive support group on Rusinga Island.

Rachel Taylor
Ngodhe is one of Suba District's most remote islands, allowing AIDS to flourish. i i

Ngodhe is one of Suba District's most remote islands, allowing AIDS to flourish. Many of the colorful, rough-hewn fishing boats are idled, their owners sick or dead. Rachel Taylor hide caption

itoggle caption Rachel Taylor
Ngodhe is one of Suba District's most remote islands, allowing AIDS to flourish.

Ngodhe is one of Suba District's most remote islands, allowing AIDS to flourish. Many of the colorful, rough-hewn fishing boats are idled, their owners sick or dead.

Rachel Taylor

In Kenya's western Suba District, AIDS has ravaged fishing communities up and down Lake Victoria. Women have been hardest hit, and an entire generation of children has been orphaned.

The first of a two-part report details why women trade sex for food, and how HIV touches all aspects of life — and also how women shunned for their illness are finding support amongst themselves.

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