Every year about a million babies are born in South Africa. One in three could get HIV from their mothers. Without medical help, half will die before their second birthday.
However, a programme called Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission, or PMTCT, could put an end to these infections. It is the most successful treatment we have available to control the spread of the disease, making it possible to achieve an AIDS-Free generation.
Health-e’s TV unit tracks two HIV positive women through their pregnancies, births and subsequent heart-wrenching wait to see whether their babies are born with HIV.