Using participatory visualization to build trust in health systems for HIV – getting rural voices heard

HIV is a major health challenge in South Africa, a country which holds only .7% of the world’s population, yet 17% of people living with HIV reside in it. Within South Africa, HIV prevalence is highly unequal, driven by gender – women aged 15-24 years are four times more likely than men of the same age to have HIV – and by social patterns with rural, black populations disproportionally affected mainly as a legacy of apartheid policies and practices.



“ Rape is common and is happening, especially to those who drink alcohol”  said one participant 

“The ambulance collected the lady…The nurse, instead of staying in the back with the patient, she stayed the driver…maybe she was having a relationship with the driver. And then that lady in the back fell out of the car’’ one participant said