Abdoul Rachid (17, Burkina Faso)
HIV stigma and prevention
Abdoul Rachid’s talks about his best friend, Souleymane, who was told at an early age he was different from other children and had to take medicines daily. Years later he learned why: he had been infected with HIV at birth. Since then, Souleymane has been an activist for HIV prevention, fighting the stigma surrounding the disease.