AIDS wards at Eldoret's Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.
A memorial service in the hospital morgue.
It is likely that HIV/AIDS in Kenya began in the fishing villages surrounding Lake Victoria. The disease is widespread there today.
Images of Port Victoria and tht Port Victoria clinic.
Inside a signature blue-and-white AMPATH tent, nurses treat HIV-positive oncology clients at the clinic in Bucia.
AMPATH's first clinic was established in the village of Mosoriot, 40 minute's drive from Eldoret.
Dr. Joe Mamlin in the Mosoriot clinic.
Each clinic provides anti-retroviral drug therapy, along with pharmaceutical and counseling services.
Farms in the HAART and Harvest Initiative grow much of the fresh food that nourishes AMPATH clients. (HAART = HIV/AIDS Anti-Retroviral Therapy)
Vegetables and fruits from the farms and donated dry goods are distributed to clients monthly. To ensure they eat enough to stay well, their families must also be fed. Thus food is distributed according to how many "mouths" the client is responsible for. Tally sheets keep track of the details.
The Family Preservation Initiative offers micro-financing to HIV-positive farmers and other entrepreneurs. Without a sustainable livelihood, clients are unable to continue the drug and dietary regimen that keeps them alive.
HIV-positive women make crafts and learn skills in the Imani Workshop.
Home-based Counseling and Testing initiative staff at work.
Too ill to return to their villages but not ill enough to be sent to the hospital, HIV-positive women from the Mosoriot region take refuge and receive care in a nearby shelter for women. They will remain there until well.
Kenyan and American social workers visit one of the growing number of grandmothers raising AIDS orphans in poverty. The Orphans and Vulnerable Children initiative focuses on this looming crisis.
AIDS in Kenya has created thousands of orphans, many of them HIV-positive. Run on meager finances, the Neema House orphanage cares for about 40 of these children.
In 2008, AMPATH will treat 60,000 HIV-positive men, women and children. An astonishing number will thrive. These portraits represent the thousands who are doing so today.