With the conference in mind, I’ve selected this image of Patrick, a young African boy, as this week’s image. Patrick’s mother, who is pictured in the background, died from AIDS-related complications in 2004. Patrick, thankfully, is not HIV-positive and is healthy. He is now in an orphanage and recently received an award for being the first in his class.
The photo comes from Ruthann’s award-winning book, Face to Face: Children of the AIDS Crisis in Africa, which she authored with Karen Ande.