This is a powerful and important book that through evocative photographs and informative text looks at the social, cultural and historical aspects of HIV/AIDS in South Africa. Why are more women HIV positive than men? How do we explain the exponential growth of AIDS in South Africa in the 1990s? How is HIV/AIDS understood in various cultural belief systems in the country? What is to be done about the epidemic? These are some of the questions addressed in this unique book, which is aimed at general readers as well as academics, students, health care professionals and members of NGOs.