Author: Nina Benedicte Kouassi

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Sex and young people: lessons from cats and birds

When it comes to young people asking their parents questions about sex, they are often told: don’t you know curiosity killed the cat? ...

Women living with HIV struggle to access family planning services in the Ivory Coast

One year on from the launch of the Ivory Coast’s national plan to provide family planning services to all women there is much progress, but many still ...

Preliminary health survey results show gender shift in HIV

In the Ivory Coast, findings from a demographic health survey describe changes in the HIV epidemic in terms of gender, age, and geographic distributio ...

Abuja+12: achievements and bottlenecks in the Ivory Coast

One year on from the launch of the Abuja+12 roadmap to address AIDS, TB and malaria in Africa, what progress has been made? ...

New treatment option saves women from cervical cancer

Mariam Cissé is a mother of three and living with HIV but when she arrived at Treichville Teaching Hospital in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, she was not expec ...

Ivorian soccer stars help raise issue of protecting children from HIV

Ivorian soccer stars featured in a TV and radio campaign, giving messages about the importance of couples getting tested for HIV, especially when the ...

International AIDS Candlelight Memorial: Using digital media to celebrate fallen heroes

“I light this candle for you brother. I will miss you.” These are the words of Georges Malunga, a young Zambian man who shared the story of his brot ...

HIV patients in Côte d’Ivoire encouraged by faith leaders to stop treatment

In Côte d’Ivoire, some religious leaders encourage HIV patients to stop their treatment and start intensive prayer days in order to be cured. ...

Women living with HIV face stigma in health centers, report finds

“When I was about to deliver my baby, I told the health worker I was HIV positive. She just left the room and never came to look after me again. I suf ...

ITPC West Africa launches community treatment observatories

The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) in West Africa in partnership with UNAIDS, IPC Alliance, RAME and the Gambian Network of Peo ...
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