Ball, who is HIV positive, shouts out answers in class at kindergarten near to his home at Baan Gerda (Gerda House) village, founded by German businessman Karl Morsbach. The village provides shelter to 71 HIV positive orphans, aged 2 -12. Most arrived emaciated and on the verge of death, but are now healthy and facing adolescence thanks to care and antiretroviral drugs. HIV AIDS has left at least 300,000 Thai children orphans.
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