South Africa’s health department has HIV prevention programmes but young women are still vulnerable to infection and HIV organisations have called for an emphasis on other prevention measures.
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HIV and AIDS remains the biggest conundrum in South Africa, but young people living with the virus have made it their mission to spread awareness and fight the existing stigma.
“Once you go through the process of accepting that you have a condition and understand that you are not going anywhere, it gets easier,” said Ramathwala.