Women’s clinic in Cange
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Haiti’s AIDS Crisis

Women’s clinic in Cange
A public service message about AIDS is posted on the wall outside the clinic for women at the Zanmi Lasante complex in rural Cange, Haiti. (Rick Loomis / LAT)
Receiving medication
Estencia Gracia Guerrier gives AIDS medication to Adeline Merson, 37, inside Merson’s two-room home in Cange, Haiti. (Rick Loomis / LAT)
House call
Health workers leave a home in Cange, Haiti, after delivering AIDS medication to a teenage girl. (Rick Loomis / LAT)
Zanmi Lasanta clinic
Paul Joseph, 54, who has AIDS, resides at a clinic in the village of Cange, where antiretroviral drugs are administered. (Rick Loomis / LAT)
Early trek
Health workers walk the dirt paths of Cange to take AIDS medication to patients. About 700 workers in Haiti make such trips daily as part of a program created by physician Paul Farmer. (Rick Loomis / LAT)
New coffins
Newly built coffins await use in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital. More than 100 Haitians die of AIDS daily, according to a U.S.-based group. (Rick Loomis / LAT)
Liony Accelus
“What I want to do is to get rid of that prejudice and to show that normal people have AIDS too,” says Liony Accelus, 36, an AIDS activist who is the subject of a documentary on the disease. (Rick Loomis / LAT)
Medication twice daily
Chenet Poteau gives her daughter Sheila a dose of AIDS medication outside their home in Cange. Both mother and daughter are infected. (Rick Loomis / LAT)
HIV testing
A lab technician at the clinic in Boukancarre, Haiti, tests a patient’s blood for HIV. Workers at the newly-opened clinic sees AIDS patients on a daily basis. (Rick Loomis / LAT)