Meet Hortência & Elias

Originally published at: http://namati.org/stories/meet-hortencia-elias/
Elias lives in a village in southern Mozambique. He is 29, he works the land and his home is a small cane structure. In late 2013, Elias began to feel weak and couldn’t tend his fields.In November Elias walked for hours to the nearest health center, where the nurse gave him a small bag of paracetamol. He then made the arduous trek back home. A visit to the health center one month later was equally fruitless. By February 2014, Elias’ condition had deteriorated. His mother, worried by her son’s weight loss and chronic exhaustion, urged him to get an HIV…