AIDS is one of the most destructive epidemics in history, targeting individuals during the most productive periods of their lives. The disease has claimed more than 25 million lives across the globe, with sub-Saharan Africa remaining as the worst affected region.
Holding her healthy baby, Alpha Mtumba, in her arms in her Kampala home in Uganda is a small miracle for Jacki.
At 24 years old, Jacki has already experienced the heartache of having two of her children die of AIDS before they celebrated their first birthdays.
Jacki found out she was HIV positive after her first child died in hospital at 11 months old. He had battled for three months with an undiagnosed illness. Listen to Jacki telling her story in her own words:
There are almost 40 million people worldwide living with HIV; two thirds of those are in sub-Saharan Africa.
Marie Stopes International has been working in the region delivering family planning and HIV prevention and testing programmes for almost 20 years.Find out more about Marie Stopes International's work in AfricaVisit our Facebook page for the latest news and updates