Author: Hope Mafaranga

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Ugandan government warns against complacency in HIV response

Despite a massive HIV response in Uganda, 380 people still get infected with HIV every single day. ...

Aine’s story: addressing stigma and ignorance about HIV

Lack of information about HIV almost cost Aine and his wife their lives. Now he has set up a support group to ensure others don't face the stigma he d ...

“My children will not starve while I have my body to sell”

At Katwe-Kabatoro landing site on the shores of Lake George in Uganda’s Kasese district, the HIV epidemic is taking another twist. ...

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. ...

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. ...

Traditional birth attendants blamed for HIV among newborn babies

The Ugandan minister in charge of primary health care says Uganda faces a big challenge with new HIV infections among newborn babies because of tradit ...
Young, pregnant, living with HIV and denied access to health services

Young, pregnant, living with HIV and denied access to health services

Like 220 million other women and girls in developing countries, Stella lacks access to the contraceptives, information and services she needs to preve ...

Investigations underway into missing HIV test kits in Uganda

Officials in Uganda’s National Medical Stores are in a panic after security organizations started investigating the disappearance of HIV testing kits. ...

Sex workers, drug users and transgender communities demand their human rights

Most women who are drug users, sex workers or transgender and HIV positive face a lot of stigma in the community and at health centres, and extreme hu ...

Global leaders call for accelerated progress on family planning

World leaders have announced progress on and new commitments to expanding contraceptive access for women in developing countries. ...
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