My Life with HIV: Charles Sako

Charles Sako lives and works in Kibera, a deprived area of Kenya’s capital Nairobi. He, along with Catherine Atieno and Siama Musine, is HIV positive and receives treatment through MSF’s clinic in Kibera. Six years ago, they were all given disposable cameras for a week to document their lives on HIV treatment. From those photos, we created a project called ‘My Life with HIV’.

In this video, we go back to visit them and to hear how their lives have moved on. The full, busy and vibrant lives you’ll see portrayed here are the living proof of the benefits HIV treatment has brought to individuals, their families and wider communities.

Treating people who have HIV saves lives and prevents the virus from spreading.