Democratic Republic of Congo – HIV&AIDS

Democratic Republic of Congo – HIV&AIDS

Democratic Republic of Congo – HIV&AIDS

More than a decade of war has had a lasting impact on Bukavu, a city in the eastern part of Congo. Poverty is rife, the local government barely functions, and there is an almost complete lack of social services. For many, healthcare is unaffordable – a situation made especially urgent because of the high incidence of HIV/AIDS. The spread of the infection is closely associated with the war, due to the movements of militia, forced displacement of the population, and poverty which has forced many people into prostitution