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Mother and Baby Support Group, Johannesburg

_thumbnail_Photo-Framing.jpg In a social environment where there is a huge stigma attached to HIV/AIDS, and which normally leads to isolation (and in extreme cases can lead to beatings and even stoning), our project has been highly successful at having affected mothers come together and openly discuss their status. Due to ongoing education and support, many of their babies are testing negative. The project also includes a programme for TB sufferers, 90% of whom are HIV positive, but most of whom are not at this point able to speak about their HIV status openly.