Violet Banda found out she was HIV positive at age 14 when living with her aunt. “I had been taking pills my whole life which I was told were for energy. My aunt always told me I couldn’t read the doctor’s file. One day my aunt couldn’t come with me [to the clinic]. I read it [my diagnosis] in the hospital file. It was very difficult.” Now 24 years old, Violet is the chair of the board for the National Association of Young People Living with HIV in Malawi. For young people living with HIV, “the key is school,” including help with books, uniforms, or fees, she says. “You cannot change my life, but you can change the life of someone else.” Image by Jen Stephens. Malawi, 2016.