World AIDS Day 2019: HIV community advocates making the difference

Erika Castellanos, a trans activist from Belize speaks about finding strength and thriving with HIV after 24 years since her diagnosis. She speaks about challenges faced by gender diverse communities and how denial of their basic rights and criminalization create obstacles in making progress against HIV.

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In This Story: Belize

Belize is a nation on the eastern coast of Central America, with Caribbean Sea shorelines to the east and dense jungle to the west. Offshore, the massive Belize Barrier Reef, dotted with hundreds of low-lying islands called cayes, hosts rich marine life. Belize’s jungle areas are home to Mayan ruins like Caracol, renowned for its towering pyramid; lagoon-side Lamanai; and Altun Ha, just outside Belize City.

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