Zimbabwean Women Break the Stigma of HIV Through Soccer

Friday, April 23, 2010

Despite the giant strides made in recent years to provide effective drug treatments to combat HIV and AIDS, there's still a long way to go. Particularly in Africa, where the virus has hit hardest and thousands continue to die every year. One of the biggest problems in tackling the epidemic is the reluctance of those carrying the virus to come forward for testing. But an extraordinary group of women in Zimbabwe has found a new way to beat the stigma of HIV by forming a womens soccer league where all the players are HIV positive.


The BBC’s Dan Isaacs went to meet them.


Dan Issacs

Produced by:

Kate McGough

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