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Fighting AIDS on the football field

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© UNICEF B-roll HIV/AIDS 2001

Kennedy Arinda, a 15-year-old from the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, was only 10 years old when he lost both his parents to AIDS. Kennedy and his siblings were not the only ones to find themselves orphaned at such a young age. In Kibera, one of Africa’s most populated and overcrowded slums where they lived, one in five people are infected with HIV and thousands have already died of AIDS, leaving behind some 50,000 orphans.