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Most Africans living with HIV/AIDS have no access to potentially life-saving antiretroviral treatment. In Rwanda though, calls are being made to provide one section of the community with medicine as an urgent priority.

They are the female survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide in which a million mainly Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed by army and militia loyal to the then Hutu extremist government.

Mary Kiyitesi-Blewitt’s family was killed in the genocide. She now heads up the Survivor's Fund, a UK-based non-profit organisation. She begins by reading out the recollections of a genocide widow living with HIV.

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10/06/2004

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