Published in AIDS Weekly, October 11th, 2004
That was before he contracted HIV. Without access to anti-AIDS drugs, he wasted away, stripped of his weight, his job, his community standing.
Mwanza, 56, then became part of a growing trend among Africans with AIDS: He gave up on government doctors and turned to a traditional healer in search of an herbal remedy.
"When I started taking it, I improved very much," Mwanza said, saying his weight increased from 138 pounds to 154 pounds after 11 months of...
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