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Malawi: Village chiefs unknowingly sleep with sex workers

Some chiefs in Rumphi district in northern Malawi risk contracting HIV because they unknowingly sleep with hired sex workers during chief installation ceremonies. more
April 18, 2014 Filed under HIV and wider development issues 0 Comments

No hope for HIV prevention for Indonesian sex workers

Keeping watch for policemen is a typical day for Dewi, now 29, a sex worker in Bekasi, an industrial area east of Jakarta in Indonesia. more
April 17, 2014 Filed under HIV and human rights 0 Comments

A tale of two women dealing with HIV and self-stigma

Programmes to address HIV-related stigma usually focus on changing negative perceptions in the community, but some people living with HIV struggle with self-stigma. more
April 16, 2014 Filed under HIV and human rights 0 Comments

Malawi makes strides on HIV national response

Since the first case was reported at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Malawi’s capital Lilongwe in 1985, HIV prevalence is declining and stabilising. more
April 15, 2014 Filed under HIV prevention and treatment 0 Comments

Benjamin’s story: breaking the silence on being born with HIV

Thanks to Benjamin, who was born with HIV, his mother and father have learned to live positively. Benjamin now has a new baby sister who was born free of HIV. more
April 14, 2014 Filed under HIV prevention and treatment 0 Comments

Samuel’s story: hope after being raped and contracting HIV

Samuel John, 19, from Yambio, South Sudan, contracted HIV after he was raped by an older woman who sold him alcohol. more
April 11, 2014 Filed under HIV and human rights 0 Comments

Zimbabwe: Male celebrities get circumcised in response to HIV

Musicians and soccer stars are among a group of Zimbabwean celebrities who have undergone male circumcision as a symbolic and practical act to fight HIV. more
April 10, 2014 Filed under HIV prevention and treatment 0 Comments

Uganda gets USD 420 million to fight HIV, TB and malaria

Uganda has received over 400 million US dollars from the Global Fund to beef up the fight against HIV, TB and malaria. more
April 9, 2014 Filed under HIV and the key players 0 Comments