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Be Positive: Stories of the positive people who accepted their status



"With HIV it can't be done quietly. You have to be loud you have to be vocal, because at the end of the day this is about sex and drugs." Josh Levinson

Documentation team

Dechen Wangmo: Coordinator
Alka Pande: Interviews and Content development
Neten Dorji: Photography
Madhulika Masih: Design and Publication

Introduction


BHUTAN : A NATION STRESSING ON GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS

"The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend." Benjamin Disraeli.

Chapter One: Positive Voices


  1. The joke that changed her life
  2. Her past made her future perfect
  3. Wish there was a counsellor
  4. For people I was dead
  5. Ignorance is bliss
  6. Positive makes you selfless
  7. The jail rock
  8. Do negative people live longer

Chapter Two: Positive Support


  1. Practice what you preach - Lhak-Sam - Network of People Living with HIV
  2. VCT Centres - I thought I chose the wrong profession!

Chapter Three: Positive Response


  1. The joint UN response to HIV in Bhutan
  2. National HIV/AIDS Control Programme
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