An estimated 2 000 new HIV infections occur in young women and girls every week in South Africa. Two high-profile programmes are aiming to address this crisis. In this joint Spotlight/Health-e News Service special investigation goes beyond the bells and whistles and asks what difference these programmes are really making. By AMY GREEN.
HIV and AIDS
A South African child has controlled HIV without drugs for over eight years in a highly rare and special case.
HIV infection rates amongst children in eastern and southern Africa are steadily declining.
Malebo* was sick when she gave birth to her daughter 12 years ago, and soon realised her newborn was too. Medical tests done at the time confirmed that both mother and child were HIV positive. She tells Mpho Lekgetho her story.