High levels of poverty, lack of education and alcohol abuse are all contributing factors to the prevalence of HIV. Life expectancy for women in Lesotho is 55, and 52 for men.

'Many girls don't know their partner's status': fighting Aids in Lesotho

  • 1 December, 2018

“Men here are very secretive and don’t talk about anything to do with sexual health,” says Tsotleho Maramane, a nurse at Khotla. “Our centre has long hours that are adapted to suit when men can make it – they can also come in the dark so nobody can see … Men are very reluctant to come for HIV screening and only come when they are very sick. Sometimes it is too late.”

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