Her name is PC, she is 57 years old, transgender and she earns her money as a fortune teller at the Poipet market, where she also cleans on demand. She has known for 10 years that she is HIV-positive, but became ill because she didn’t have enough money to take her medicine with food.
The HIV virus is one of the causes of the global tuberculosis epidemic. According to the World Health Organisation, by 2015 there were 1.2 million HIV-infected people worldwide who received TB (source: KNCV Tuberculose Fonds). Today, we provided money for a 33-year-old gay man who, in addition to HIV, also contracted tuberculosis.
Y.N. worked as a journalist in Phnom Penh. Nobody knew why he often stayed at home ill. He hid his HIV status. And now he has lost his job.
Pattaya and Jomtien (Thailand) have a great attraction for foreign sex tourists and sex workers. The good listener hears Lao and Khmer speak in the many gay bars as well as Thai. Read the story of the Cambodian boy M.T.: gay, HIV+, sex worker in Pattaya. He was found sick in Thailand and brought home and cared for with the help of Untenu Foundation.
For Untenu Foundation, a fundraising campaign has been started on Facebook to raise an amount of money of which ING Cambodia can be appointed to coordinate our work there.
For the third year in a row, Untenu Foundation – together with the Mara Foundation and the Humanitas Foundation – is organizing AIDS Candlelight Memorial. An afternoon whith commemoration, reflection and singing together. On Sunday, May 20, everyone is welcome from 3 pm on the Pieter De Hoochweg 110 in Rotterdam. The entrance is free, as well as the food and drinks.