Shortly after the Haitian earthquake struck on January 12, 2010, my phone rang. I left the cold of Chicago seven days later. As an ophthalmologist, a medical doctor who specializes in eye care, I worked to provide immediate treatment for those injured.
For a country with such poverty, lack of health care and lack of education, it is not a surprise that HIV/AIDS remains a significant problem in Haiti. Worse still, the disease carries a stigma and HIV infection is kept secret.