August 3rd, 2009
ALIA (Associação Londrinense Interdisciplinar de AIDS)
ALIA protects the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS and helps prevent the spread of disease through scientific and social programs. Our partnership with ALIA helps protect at-risk teens from HIV/AIDS and includes a strong dose of education about sexuality and reproductive rights.
Here, the photographer captures the passion that ALIA’s co-founder Silvana brings to her work. Community-based education is key to ALIA’s success in reaching teens at high-risk of the disease due to their social and personal vulnerability. ALIA promotes teenagers’ leadership and empowerment by focusing on community participation.
(Photographer: Kelly Shimoda, a Johnson & Johnson – International Center of Photography Fellowship recipient)