1997 Photo Contest, People in the News, 2nd prize

Stephan Vanfleteren

Agence Vu for De Morgen

01 January, 1996

AIDS and prostitution are growing problems in Kenya. Despite government information campaigns, some 230,000 Kenyans are expected to succumb to AIDS by the year 2000. Calculations show a total of 1.6 million HIV carriers at that time, including 100,000 children. Currently 40 percent of all HIV-infected mothers pass the disease on to their offspring. The demand for prostitutes created by the increasing number of sex tourists lures many young girls to Nairobi and Mombasa.

About the photographer

Stephan Vanfleteren

Stephan Vanfleteren lives and works in his native Belgium. After his photography studies he started to work as a freelancer in 1993. His black-and-white documentary photography ...

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