Author: Elena Obieta

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HIV diagnosis during pregnancy increases risk of domestic abuse

Being diagnosed with HIV during pregnancy increases the risk of domestic violence postpartum among women with no history of abuse in their relationshi ...

The HIV epidemic: a glass half empty?

Now I’ve had time to reflect on what I heard at the International AIDS Conference, held in Vancouver last month, I have a glass half empty feeling. ...

Young people: the key to ending AIDS by 2030

What do you a call a group of young people including lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders, sex workers and drug users? No, this isn’t a joke – it c ...

The right to health: a post 2015 dream or an achievable goal?

How many times have you, or a family member, visited a doctor during the last five years? Well, according to the World Health Organization 1 billion p ...

Invest in women and girls for a better world by 2030

Elena Obieta reports from the Social Good Summit in New York and reflects on the type of world she wants to live in by the year 2030. ...

Beyond AIDS 2014: hoping for a revolution

I’m just back from AIDS 2014 in Melbourne, Australia and hoping it won’t be another conference relegated to the past, but a building block for forward ...

Mother to child transmission of HIV in Latin America: a long walk to equity

Gender and racial inequalities in Latin America continue to hamper efforts to prevent HIV infections in children, where nearly 7,000 are newly infecte ...

Hepatitis C and HIV: the time has come for new advocacy

As I write this, Alberto, one of my patients with HIV is dying because of lack of treatment for his hepatitis C. By the time you read this, he will be ...

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 ...

International Youth Day: Lara’s story

To coincide with International Youth Day, Key Correspondent Elena Obieta gives a very personal account of some of the challenges facing young people l ...
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