“Come with me on this unpredictable journey”
Facing mid-life, burned out and disillusioned from toiling in AIDS prevention in the South Bronx, I was desperate for something new, different and meaningful.
So when I heard about helping with an HIV prevention program for pregnant women in Uganda, I jumped. Thrilled because this opportunity would put me on the frontline in one of Africa’s AIDS success stories.
Flying into Bundibugyo, a remote mountainous district, I encountered a stunning landscape and welcoming people.
But the high was short-lived. Working in this rural sliver of Uganda was grueling. And it turned out to be about far more than saving babies.