AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Mali, a grandmother affected by HIV/AIDS

by Thin Lei Win | @thinink | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Tuesday, 23 November 2010 13:38 GMT

BANGKOK (AlertNet) -- As part of AlertNet's series profiling elderly people around the world, we visit Mali*, a 67-year-old grandmother who lives with her HIV positive grandson in a dense housing estate in the middle of Bangkok.

Completely blind since her 20s, she has been looking after her grandson -- now 19 and studying at a university -- since he was a year old.

She talks to AlertNet about her life raising her grandson and growing old.

(We have changed the name of the interviewee as she does not want to reveal herself for fear of her grandson being discriminated.)

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