Category: HIV and human rights

Key Correspondents reveal what life is like for people facing stigma, discrimination and violence due to their sexuality, gender, health status or social standing.

1 2 3 4 16 20 / 151 POSTS

Double-edged stigma for people with mental illness and HIV

People with mental illnesses who are also living with HIV face the worst kind of stigma within Kenyan society, experts have warned. ...
Watch Nicole’s story: why sex work must be decriminalised

Watch Nicole’s story: why sex work must be decriminalised

On International Women's Day (8 March), leaders around the world are taking pledges on issues of gender equality; HIV and sex work are issues on which ...

Nigerian government must scale up fight against HIV

In Nigeria efforts to combat the virus have had limited success, and new infections are recorded daily especially among more at risk groups such as yo ...

Harmful cultural practices resurface and threaten Malawi’s HIV response

Practices that had disappeared such as 'fish for sex' are resurfacing, alarming those working on the HIV response. ...

Criminalisation of LGBT people increases risk of HIV transmission

Over the last couple of years HIV rose in Uganda, along with a reported rise in discrimination against sexual minorities. ...

Junior: “I fled Cameroon following homophobic persecution”

On International Human Rights Day, read Junior's story about persecution and torture on the basis of his sexual orientation. ...

Violence against women is both cause and consequence of HIV transmission

On International Human Rights Day, read about violence against women undermining their access to HIV treatment and services. ...

Hope for sexual minorities’ access to HIV services in hostile contexts

The launch of a US$11.4 million programme in Southern Africa is renewing hope for stigmatised key populations affected by HIV. ...

World AIDS Day: Malawi’s same-sex laws hinder prisoners’ access to HIV services

The Malawi government is failing to protect the sexual health of inmates, by not allowing condoms to be distributed in prisons. ...
Charlie Sheen tackles HIV stigma but perpetuates stigma against sex workers

Charlie Sheen tackles HIV stigma but perpetuates stigma against sex workers

I applaud Charlie Sheen’s public announcement of his HIV positive status on national television, but it also saddened me. ...
1 2 3 4 16 20 / 151 POSTS