Stories written by Zarina Geloo

One More Pill to Take: Pregnancy, Malaria and HIV

Zambian Martha Nalishupe is torn between taking one more pill with her daily regimen of antiretrovirals, or run the risk of a miscarriage.

A hand woven tag bearing the HIV symbol on sale at the Sokoni Market in Nairobi, Kenya. Credit: Allan Gichigi/IRIN

WORLD AIDS DAY: Growing Up with HIV

Sixteen-year-old Andela Milambo* wants a husband. She is not looking for love, but for someone to share the burden of living with HIV. She wants to be able to take her medicine without having to hide, to discuss the recurring herpes with someone who understands.

Fishing in the Lukanga Swamp - a deadly fungus is destroying fish stocks along the length of the Zambezi.  Credit:  D Brian Wilson/Wikicommons

ZAMBIA
: Fishing in Troubled Waters

In two decades of fishing on the Zambezi, Darius Wamulume has never seen anything like this. With deep ulcerations and tissue decay, the fish he has caught recently is too unsightly to sell and too suspect to eat.