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.
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.