Vuyani Ngxalaba, 16, and his sister Rosinah, stand outside their two-room home in the Alexandra township of Johannesburg, South Africa. After their mother passed away due to complications from HIV, Rosinah struggled to tell her shy, soccer-crazed brother that he was also infected with the virus.
Vuyani Ngxalaba, 16, and his sister Rosinah, stand outside their two-room home in the Alexandra township of Johannesburg, South Africa. After their mother passed away due to complications from HIV, Rosinah struggled to tell her shy, soccer-crazed brother that he was also infected with the virus. Shashank Bengali / MCT
Vuyani Ngxalaba, 16, and his sister Rosinah, stand outside their two-room home in the Alexandra township of Johannesburg, South Africa. After their mother passed away due to complications from HIV, Rosinah struggled to tell her shy, soccer-crazed brother that he was also infected with the virus. Shashank Bengali / MCT

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April 19, 2009 6:00 AM

In South Africa, a family and a nation slowly confront HIV

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