Published December 6, 2016
As the world sprints to end AIDS, the spotlight shines on successful prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission programs. However, in the early 2000s in Malawi, less than 20 percent of mothers received HIV drugs. Consequently an entire cohort of children were born with HIV. These young people are now coming to terms with the disease—and living fulfilling lives. Jennifer Stephens takes us inside teen clinics for HIV-positive youth that provide support to this special group of young heroes in Malawi.