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12 November 2018

Love & other drugs: Men could make all the difference in keeping your baby HIV free

Men can help to prevent new HIV infections by showing up for their partners. Here’s how:

Ntana Mhlongo, 31, looks down shyly as she describes her partner Zakhele Sibiya. Despite her efforts to hide her face, a smile lights up her features.

“He loves the children. And he loves me,” she says, smoothing her black lace dress over her knees.

The pair have been together for four years.

Mhlongo is seated in a near-empty room of her Buffelspruit home in Mpumalanga. Outside, her children are playing in a patch of golden afternoon sun. The youngest of the bunch, four-month-old Pearly, is sitting on her older sister’s lap.

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