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Project August 17, 2016

HIV and TB in South Africa, Revisited

Image courtesy of Misha Friedman.
Image courtesy of Misha Friedman.

Three years ago I photographed several women living with tuberculosis and HIV in South African townships not far from Cape Town.

South Africa remains the country with the highest number of people living with HIV (6.5 million), but it is also making major steps in scaling up treatment and prevention services. It now has the biggest HIV treatment program in the world, and transmission rates, in particular mother-to-child, are falling dramatically.

It looks like a success story on a country scale, but what has happened to the women and their families I met on my previous trip there?


navy halftone illustration of a syringe