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(RED) Talks—Get INSPI(RED): A Conversation with Leading AIDS Activists

July 13, 2022
(RED) Talks

We’re back with another episode of (RED) Talks, our digital series of frank conversations exploring the current state of the fight against HIV/AIDS, its impact on marginalized communities, and present opportunities to shine a spotlight on the need for investment.

In the first episode of (RED) Talks, AIDS activists Martha Clara Nakato and Connie Mudenda join (RED) President and COO Jennifer Lotito in an exclusive Instagram Live conversation to discuss their journey as AIDS activists and the importance of building stronger global health systems.

  • Key questions addressed in this episode:
    -What was the healthcare system like in Zambia for Connie Mudenda when she was younger? When was the first time she heard the phrase “HIV”? 
  • -What was Martha Clara Nakato’s childhood like in Uganda? 
  • -How did Connie Mudenda first learn about her HIV diagnosis? 
  • -After losing her mom at 5 years old and testing positive for HIV 9 years later, what was it like for Martha Clara Nakato to find out about her diagnosis, and how did her family respond to it? 
  • -What is the significance of October 13, 2004, for Connie Mudenda? 
  • -What has Martha Clara Nakato’s treatment looked like? 
  • -What does a typical day look like at the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia for Connie Mudenda? 
  • -What does a typical day look like for Martha Clara Nakato while doing work for the HER Voice Fund and We Lead Program? 
  • -What would Connie Mudenda and Martha Clara Nakato say to the Global Fund about the work that is being done and the importance of it?