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Hlabisa AIDS Educators at Work

Date April 1995
Location Hlabisa KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
Dimensions Image: 11 3/4 x 17 5/16 in. (29.8 x 44 cm)
Paper: 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Print medium Photo-Gelatin silver

Women waiting at a rural health clinic in the Hlabisa District of Kwazulu/Natal in South Africa watch a condom demonstration by Jabu Shezi (hands in picture). Shezi is an HIV-positive member of the Hlabisa Support Group at Hlabisa Hospital. The group's members decided to challenge the stigma associated with the disease within their community by revealing their HIV status in public and acting as AIDS educators. In 2002, close to 38 percent of pregnant women in this region were testing HIV-positive.

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Gift of the Photographer to the W. Eugene Smith Legacy Collection

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