Voice of a Woman Living with HIV

Leila is a Muslim woman and a single mother who was infected with HIV by her drug-addict husband. In 2005, treatment and medication for HIV and AIDS were made free of charge in Malaysia, where a surviving Leila works for the Malaysian AIDS Council to help others in her same siituation.

A film by the Malaysian AIDS Council (Malaysia | 2009 | 2 mins).

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About the Malaysian AIDS Council

The Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC) was established in 1992 to serve as an umbrella organization to support and coordinate the efforts of non-governmental and other organizations working on HIV/AIDS issues in Malaysia. MAC works in partnership with government agencies, the private sector and international organizations to ensure a committed and effective response to HIV/AIDS issues in Malaysia. The primary objectives of MAC are to:

  • Increase awareness of HIV/AIDS

  • Prevent the spread of HIV

  • Eliminate discrimination, stigma and prejudice associated with HIV/AIDS

  • Promote and protect the rights of those made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS

  • Ensure the highest possible quality of life for those with HIV/AIDS

  • Provide care and support to individuals with HIV/AIDS


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