Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1998
Frente Nacional de Personas Afectadas por el VIH/SIDA (FRENPAVIH)
This description of Georgina Gutiérrez Alvarado's work was prepared when Georgina Gutiérrez Alvarado was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1998.
Georgina Gutiérrez first confronted the horror of HIV when her husband was diagnosed with the virus in 1988, but it was only when he was sent to prison four years later that she became aware of the sub-human way in which infected prisoners are dealt with in Mexican penitentiaries. Since then she has been developing the first program in Latin America to combine treatment and rehabilitation for HIV patients who are incarcerated.
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