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Photo story - South Sudan: Delivering HIV treatment to conflict area

Photograph by Charles Atiki Lomodong
MSF field staff load an MSF car with working materials for the field in Yambio.

The Test and Treat pilot in the rural county of Yambio, in South Sudan provides a community based option for long-term Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) that can ensure people with HIV/AIDS receive consistent care in rural conflict settings. Here are some of the testimonies from Test and Treat patients.

An MSF counselor has a consultation meeting with an HIV patient at an MSF mobile clinic in Bodo, a village just outside Yambio, in Gbudwe State, South Sudan.

An MSF counselor has a consultation meeting with an HIV patient at an MSF mobile clinic in Bodo, a village just outside Yambio, in Gbudwe State, South Sudan.

CAG meeting

MSF community health workers host a CAG meeting in Ribodo, a village just outside Yambio, in Gbudwe State, South Sudan.

I go to work in the mornings, and mobilize the community for Test and Treat, and I encourage them, so that they can get treatment if they have HIV. I tell them that MSF has brought this close to the community, and it is to their benefit, so they should come for testing.

Anthony, an MSF HIV counselor goes over patients file in his office in Yambio, Gbudwe State, South Sudan.

MSF staff at a daily morning meeting before going to the field in Yambio, Gbudwe State, South Sudan.

MSF staff at a daily morning meeting before going to the field in Yambio, Gbudwe State, South Sudan.

An MSF CAG meeting in Ribodo, a village just outside Yambio, in Gbudwe State, South Sudan.

An MSF CAG meeting in Ribodo, a village just outside Yambio, in Gbudwe State, South Sudan.

A group of ladies sit waiting for consultations, or to see the MSF medical doctors at an MSF mobile clinic site in Bodo, a village just outside Yambio, in Gbudwe State, South Sudan.

A group of ladies sit waiting for consultations, or to see the MSF medical doctors at an MSF mobile clinic site in Bodo, a village just outside Yambio, in Gbudwe State, South Sudan.

Justin Gabriel – A farmer attends an MSF mobile clinic in Bodo, a village just outside Yambio, in Gbudwe State, South Sudan

Justin Gabriel – A farmer attends an MSF mobile clinic in Bodo, a village just outside Yambio, in Gbudwe State, South Sudan

Nama Martin has suffered much hardship over the course of her still-young life. She gave birth to ten children, but only six are still living. Three of her children died from malaria, two when they were very young and one when he was older. Another child died of epilepsy.

Beatrice Alonso, an MSF medical doctor looks over a patients file at a MSF mobile clinic in Bodo, a village just outside Yambio, in Gbudwe State, South Sudan.

Beatrice Alonso – MSF Medical Doctor

Alice Sungufue stands with her son, holding ARV’s in a bag at an MSF mobile clinic in Bodo, a village just outside Yambio, in Gbudwe State, South Sudan.

John Augusto - Born 1961

Thomas Peter Mbugo- Came to the MSF mobile clinic site to talk to MSF staff members in Yambio, in Gbudwe State, South Sudan.

All photographs by Charles Atiki Lomodong