Thembi’s Story: Hope in the Epicenter of the Epidemic – Social Media Resource

Less than a decade ago, Eswatini had the highest HIV incidence rate in the world. In just five years, with PEPFAR* and CDC’s support, the country cut its rate of new HIV infections by nearly half, a dramatic transformation that shows how a country that was on the brink of extinction can achieve success in preventing HIV. Thembi’s story, from her harrowing HIV diagnosis to full recovery, is similar to the story of the country she calls home, one of hope and resilience that serves as a beacon for countless others.

See below an animated social media slide set that highlights the impact of these global HIV efforts — both individually and globally. Feel free to download and share.

*U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief