In Tunisia, there are an estimated 2600 people living with HIV, which is less than 0.1% of the adult population. However, HIV is heavily stigmatized in Tunisia. The groups of people who are most predominantly affected (sex workers, men who have sex with men and intravenous drug users) by HIV often experience extreme disenfranchisement. According to a 2014 Guardian article, "Tunisia, a country with one of the most far-reaching and comprehensive approaches to combating HIV-Aids in the Middle East and north Africa, is in a war of attrition with the pervasive influences of ignorance and stigma that cut through to the marrow of Tunisian society." The Tunisian government prohibits working with criminalized populations (such as drug users), so organizations that aren't tied to the state are often the only ones that can deliver crucial services to all affected people. One of these organizations is Global Fund to Fight AIDS, which is primarily composed of volunteers who are HIV-positive.