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Mental Health

Why not this? Peer-to-peer mental health support

When we published our first edition on mental health in 2022, one of the biggest limitations we came up against was: there just aren’t...

HIV and mental health in Costa Rica: read (or listen) to the full series

This longform series about HIV and mental health in Costa Rica, published in four parts, was supported by the Internews Health Journalism Network. Learn...

El Colectivo 506 series on HIV wins global reporting prize

On October 12th, the Internews Health Journalism Network announced that El Colectivo 506 co-founder Katherine Stanley Obando’s four-part series on HIV in Costa Rica,...

‘I felt that I had no right to be alive’

Sofia* is 27 years old. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was transmitted to her when she was born, in Nicaragua. However, she says that her...

‘Without HIV, I would have been just another addict’

Miguel is 46 years old, and he is very aware of that fact. He’s asked, what gives you confidence that you will be able...

‘They say I came here for death with dignity’

Alonso* is 35 years old and the father of two teenage children. He is from San Sebastián, in southern San José. He is sitting...

HIV in Costa Rica, part 4: Alonso rises

Nervous? No question. Alonso* fidgets, both physically and verbally, as he shares the story of his life. He peppers his language over and over...

HIV in Costa Rica, part 2: Sofía comes out of her shell

Sofía is angry about the rampant misinformation about HIV that, as she looks back over her life, has made her feel so alone. (Read...

HIV in Costa Rica, part 1: Forty years on, still battling misinformation

Sofía* has been through unimaginable trauma in her 27 years, but one of the stories that, in the retelling, fills her face with the...

Welcome to ‘HIV@40’

(Scroll down to see all the stories from this edition!) Quick question. How much do you know about COVID-19? We’ll take a guess: like us, you...
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