Rosepina | Robin Hammond

Rosepina 2012 | Photograph 49 x 73 inch

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HIV positive Rosepina, 56, is cared for by her 26-year old daughter Priscella. In 1997, Zimbabwe's HIV epidemic peaked with 26.5% of the population being HIV+. By 2011 the estimated prevalence had reduced to 14.3%, although many believe the real figure to be higher. Around 15% of pregnant women are HIV+, and mother to child transmission is the second biggest source of new infections, after heterosexual sex. 15,000 babies are infected by their mothers each year.

Mass displacements and grinding poverty has made life for HIV+ Zimbabweans even more difficult.