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

‘When I found out that I was pregnant, I wasn’t too happy because I have had children but they passed away and it was very painful,’ says Nokuthula, 27, who lives in a rural village in South Africa, near the border with Swaziland. In September 2013, she gave birth to a son, Knowledge, who died the following year. This is the fourth of her children who hasn’t survived a third birthday. Last year, an estimated 160,000 children became infected with HIV, according to UNAids
Photograph: Karin Schermbrucker/Unicef

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