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Ugandan activists fear ‘nonsensical’ HIV law increases infection of children

HIV activists fear Uganda’s HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Act is having the opposite effect and causing people to shy away from seeking treatment. more
October 23, 2014 Filed under HIV prevention and treatment 0 Comments

Uganda fails to keep up with demand for HIV drugs

Despite a remarkable increase in access to HIV treatment over the last decade, the number of people in need of antiretroviral drugs in Uganda continues to outpace the response. more
October 20, 2014 Filed under HIV prevention and treatment 0 Comments

Fear causes media to self-censor on sexual minorities in Africa

What is it about lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people that ties broadcasters’ tongues? more
October 14, 2014 Filed under HIV and wider development issues 1 Comments

Ebola outbreak puts access to HIV treatment under threat

“I am safe, don’t worry.” This is how my friend Wilhemina, from Sierra Leone, always ends our mails. Whenever she says so, I smile with relief. more
October 8, 2014 Filed under HIV and wider development issues 1 Comments

Malawi lags behind with HIV self-testing kits

With many people frightened to go to public hospitals to be tested for HIV, in case someone sees them, home-testing kits could be the ideal solution – if only they were legal. more
October 6, 2014 Filed under HIV prevention and treatment 2 Comments

Alarm over rising co-infection of HIV and parasitic killer kala-azar

Scientists are concerned over the rising number of cases of kala-azar, a parasitic disease spread by sandfly bites, among people living with HIV. more
October 2, 2014 Filed under HIV prevention and treatment 0 Comments

Migration of fishermen puts health of HIV positive children at risk

Efforts by the Ugandan government to ensure HIV positive schoolchildren from island communities can access treatment are being hindered by migration of their parents, who are fishermen. more
October 1, 2014 Filed under HIV, children and young people 0 Comments

African youth demand own goals in 2015 development framework

Young Africans are leading the call for stand-alone goals for young people in the post 2015 development agenda, which will be discussed at the UN General Assembly this month. more
September 17, 2014 Filed under HIV, children and young people 1 Comments