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disiaids00461 Social Issues, Aids: Jady Graslund, age 9, offering a cold drink to an unidentified friend as she is using her oxygen mask outside her home on November 25, 2002 in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is living with HIV and takes antiretroviral drugs two times a day. She has asthma and needs to use the oxygen mask a few hours every day. She was born with HIV and also developed warts on her body, which are not treatable. She goes to a normal school and is fully accepted by the pupils and the teachers. Her mother died of an Aids related disease in 1996 and she is taken care of by an aunt. Judy visits about three hospitals a week for treatment. She is one of the fortunate South African's that receives Aids drugs. The country is struggling with one of the highest HIV-Aids infection rates in the world. .©Per-Anders Pettersson/iAfrika Photos...
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