Like many South Africans who feel pressure to hide their HIV status, Rose would not admit she was HIV-positive and told most people she had tuberculosis. After many minutes of conversation and prayers with team members, Rose came around and confessed that she was HIV-positive. She died the next day.
Several days later, Beaded Hope team members returned with food and found her family in mourning, as seen in this photo. Rose left behind a young daughter.
A Family in Mourning
Photographed by Jennifer Davis; August 2005