On World AIDS Day, see how people living with HIV overcome discrimination and a host of other challenges.
Thousands of people in Kazakhstan are living with HIV and TB. Myths and and stigma about the illnesses can leave them cut off from society. They face discrimination at work, in hospitals and from their neighbours and even families. For many people, just finding a sympathetic ear can seem impossible.
But at support groups run by the Kazakhstan Red Crescent, with backing from the British Red Cross, they come together to relax, laugh and swap ideas and experiences. More