Stopping HIV at Birth
In a series of short, narrated MSNBC slideshows, three Lesotho mothers share their stories of being HIV-positive and the steps they took, or did not take, to prevent spreading HIV to their babies. In most countries, less than 2 percent of mothers with HIV transmit it to their children, but in Lesotho one out of every ten babies is HIV-positive. UNICEF and the Lesotho government are working to prevent the spreading of HIV from mother to child by educating the women on safe sex and supplying them with the proper medicines.
Story, photography, production: Gideon Mendel