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Prisoners in Zambia need better access to HIV services

As the Zambia Prison service embarks on a campaign to reduce HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men, gay rights activists say more needs to be done to tackle homophobia and discrimination in the country. Prisoners are one … more
August 23, 2016 Filed under HIV and human rights 0 Comments

Poverty holds back progress in prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission in Nigeria

Mrs. Chinwe* from Anambra in south-Eastern Nigeria is a 30-year-old mother of three who is living with HIV: “I discovered I had HIV after my baby died. I had gone to the hospital to determine his cause of death when … more
August 18, 2016 Filed under HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights 0 Comments

Civil society reaches out to private sector as aid cuts are felt

The future of millions of Kenyans under HIV treatment looks uncertain, as international aid to combat the AIDS crisis plunges. In response, civil society organisations say Kenya should be increasing engagement with the private sector to bridge the funding gap. … more
August 10, 2016 Filed under HIV and the post 2015 development agenda 0 Comments

Flash mobs get young people on board with HIV awareness

Music blares from an omnibus as it passes the small shops and businesses of Kasana Village that lies in Buganda central region of Uganda. Then the village information chairperson Isaac Kigozi comes on the radio calling for people to come … more
August 9, 2016 Filed under HIV, children and young people 0 Comments

Income generation project boosts condom use among Burundian sex workers

Sex workers in Burundi have more negotiating power to demand safer sex, thanks to efforts to help them find new ways of earning an income. Since 2013, the Link Up project has been giving sex workers small loans to help … more
August 5, 2016 Filed under HIV prevention and treatment 0 Comments

Can cash transfers reduce HIV incidence in young people?

A lack of comprehensive research into why young people engage in risky behaviour that can lead to HIV infection and then drop out of treatment is impeding progress in reducing prevalence in this group, said experts at a session at … more
August 1, 2016 Filed under HIV, children and young people 0 Comments

Forced sterilisation and other rights violations of HIV positive women must end, urges Graça Machel

Graça Machel has called for an end to impunity for violations of the rights of women living with HIV, such as forced sterilisation. The former first lady of Mozambique and South Africa was chairing a debate at the International AIDS Conference in Durban last week. more
July 27, 2016 Filed under HIV and human rights 0 Comments

Discrimination behind HIV rise in transgender women

“I was born a boy but in my mind I’m a girl. People need to be open, stop judging us, let us wear (clothes) the way we feel so that we can be comfortable and enjoy our lives.” These are … more
July 26, 2016 Filed under HIV and human rights 0 Comments