Troy Cunningham did not intend to spend too much energy in his temporary job as an HIV/AIDS awareness counselor in the late 90s. He had taken one year off to study for his medical entrance exams and was told this job entailed light work and plenty of time to study. He brought his books with him, but what he saw grabbed his full attention. Back in medical school, he independently studied what he could about HIV/AIDS because there were no official courses on the disease. Now at 35, he heads the medical staff at the Freedom Foundation in Hyderabad and helps the center make its most critical decision.
Listen to Dr. Troy, as he is known, explain how he decides which child should remain in the custody of his or her extended family and which child will be admitted as an orphan to the center.