HIV Caregiver in Chad: Counselor, Healer, Hero

By Lane Hartill

People like Monique. They open up to her. It’s the way she looks at them, the way she listens to them. Her voice is tender and soothing, her reactions genuine.
Don’t tell anyone, but she’s breaking all the caregiver/patient rules: She lets people with HIV stay with her when they come to Kélo, this town in southern Chad. They sleep in her mud-brick house, which has become a hostel for those in need.

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