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Cynthia and her daughter Vimbai relax at home. Vimbai, although not in school due to economic hardship is reviewing her old school notes. Cynthia Yelulani is the mother of Vimbai  Chitani (15). Both are enrolled in the MSF HIV/AIDS project in Epworth, an urban settlement adjacent to the capital Harare of Zimbabwe. “In 2007 Vimbai and I were both tested as Vimbai was feeling very sick. We were enrolled in the programme and we are now both much better. My biggest worry now is that I may have to send Vimbai to my mother in the countryside as I don’t have enough money to pay for her school here. I still have to find out if there is a good HIV/AIDS project there.”.With 14.3 per cent prevalence rate (UNAIDS 2009), Zimbabwe is one of the countries worst affected by the worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic. Since 2007, MSF has been running an HIV/AIDS project in Epworth. In August 2011, MSF had 12,864 patients under care in both of its clinics there.