Frederic Noy/Panos Pictures

Kampala, Uganda

Backstage at the 4th edition of the Y+ beauty contest, an annual beauty pageant for young people living with HIV in Uganda, an event to fight social stigma. A group of contestants wait for their catwalk appearance. They all are HIV positive. Second from left is Sherina (18) who says she knew that she was HIV positive since she was five years old. She was infected by her mother through breastfeeding. The Y+ beauty contest is national competition with the message that people with HIV can also be beautiful, externally and internally. Participants compete for the titles of 'Miss' and 'Mister Y+'. The 'Y' stands for youth and + for HIV positive.

Part of story
Object Name
Frederic Noy/Panos Pictures
Not available in France.
Max size
admin info
High Resolution
4507 x 3000 pixels
38.16 x 25.4 cm (300 dpi)
15.02 x 10 inch (300 dpi)
16.2 MB size on disk
powered by