Many HIV infectors in Yaounde, capital of Cameroon, keep their diseases as secrets even to their families, because unveiling of illness would lead to unemployment, and even be abandoned by their friends and families. Without regular income and strong social support, they live in the shadow of HIV affliction and poverty all the time.

The HIV infection rate in Cameroon kept raising and was up to 20 percent once. This figure has being falling these years and dropped to 5.1 percent in 2009. According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), nearly 610,000 Cameroonians suffer from HIV in 2009, among which 550,000 are older than 15.

I want to illustrate situation, in which these HIV infectors are struggling, and tell their stories through this series of portraiture.