In photos: Young Women Affected by HIV and Aids in Africa

‘When I found out my status, I was devastated. I even thought of aborting the baby. I was living with my husband but I was afraid of telling him,’ says Mary, a mother of five who lives in Jinja, southern Uganda. ‘It is easier for a woman to live with a man who is positive. But for a negative man to live with a positive woman, it is never easy.’ Women living with HIV are at greater risk of violence. Involuntary and coerced sterilisation and forced abortion among women living with HIV has been reported in at least 14 countries, according to UN Women

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