Ending the Age of AIDS

The global response to the HIV/AIDS crisis has been called one of the most effective humanitarian interventions of all time. African nations including Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland have dramatically reduced infection and death rates in recent years, providing a model for other countries around the world.

And yet in regions like the American South and Southeast Asia, the HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to grow, fueled by stigma and poor access to health care.

The GroundTruth Project, in partnership with the Solutions Journalism Network and Narrative 4, dispatched four fellows to Namibia and Atlanta to find out what lessons can we learn from the fight against AIDS in Africa and what are the specific challenges the U.S. faces to reduce its infection rates.