In hotspot areas such as Tandale, key and vulnerable populations are most at risk of HIV infection. The World Health Organization and others define key and vulnerable populations as adolescents and young women, sex workers, people who inject drugs, men who have sex with men, transgender persons and prisoners.
Mery faces a daily challenge — how not to join the 1,000 young women diagnosed with HIV each day. The Sauti Project in Tanzania is supporting her decision to stay healthy with prevention services and more.
Njombe Town, Tanzania—Sarafina Haule had just turned 20 when a short-lived “fling” with a traveling tree cutter left her pregnant and without support. The affair also left her with HIV.