More than five-million people are infected with HIV in South Africa, and most of those victims are women and girls aged between 15 and 29. However, they are not just dying from the virus and disease it causes, but from neglect. This is because society does not believe HIV sufferers are worth saving.
This is a startling revelation that Masimanyane's executive director, Lesley Ann Foster, analyses in an article recently published in the Norwegian magazine, Kvinner Sammen.
The magazine is published by Norwegian knowledge and resource centre, Fokus - Forum for Women and Development. The organisation looks to spread information on international women's issues and contribue to the improvement of women's social, economic and political standing worldwide.
Below is the article.