How Edible Gardens Are Helping in the Battle Against HIV
Original story at MUNCHIES: Food by VICE• 3 mentions • 7 months ago
MUNCHIES: Food by VICE 7 months ago
Welcome to the Kingdom of Lesotho reads the sign after you cross the Maputsoe Bridge from South Africa’s cherry-growing hub of Ficksburg, but the container of free condoms on the immigration counter provides a starker greeting. These contraceptives aren’t the mark of a liberal attitude towards sex, but rather a first line of defense against an HIV and AIDS epidemic that has ravaged this tiny mountainous nation of two million people. Today, almost a quarter of Lesotho’s working-age adults are living with HIV or AIDS, and the country has the third highest HIV prevalence rate globally. READ MORE: These Teenagers’ ...