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Eritrea. Maekel province. Asmara. Roman catholic cathedral. A group of catholic women, a nun and a dwarf are praying together. On the right,  two black women, covering their heads with white veils (cotton loincloth) are seropostive HIV Aids patients. They are both beneficiaries from the Home based care (HBC) program. The other are care providers and go to visit the patients at home. The Global Fund through the eritrean Ministry of Health supports the programm with an Aids grant (financial aid).© 2006 Didier Ruef