Nhlanhla found out she was pregnant when she was just 16. Then she learned that she was also HIV positive. "When you find out you are positive there is no time for pointing fingers," she says.
"The blessers are high, high-risk men, because these are men who are probably married, and they’ve got multiple partners."
“What this virus has taught is that you can be a researcher, you can design something amazing … and then people don’t use it.” That's the challenge facing medical researchers looking for ways for women to protect themselves from HIV infection.
It doesn’t help that the South African legal system has been slow to recognize violence against women.
South Africa has one of the highest rates of HIV infection in the world. For 20 years, talk radio shows have been giving advice on how to stop the spread of the virus. But are South Africans listening?
Across Women's Lives travels to South Africa to meet those on the front lines of the fight to stop the rising rate of HIV in young women.