Category: HIV and wider development issues

Livelihoods, food security, poverty and conflict all affect how communities are able to respond to HIV.

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Young HIV positive women’s woes deepen as Zimbabwe economy slumps

As Zimbabwe’s economy continues to decline, young women living with HIV are facing major challenges to health and well-being due to increasing poverty ...

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 ...

Malawi: Village chiefs unknowingly sleep with sex workers

Some chiefs in Rumphi district in northern Malawi risk contracting HIV because they unknowingly sleep with hired sex workers during chief installation ...

Tour guides at higher risk of HIV Infection

Guides working in Malawi’s top tourist destinations face an increased risk of HIV infection, according to a spokesman from the Cape Maclear Tour Guide ...

Young Ethiopians support themselves through condom distribution

After high school Zinash Kidanu* dreamt of a college education, but her dream went unfulfilled until a job selling condoms changed her life. ...

Stigma and discrimination still rampant in Uganda

Nearly half of people living with HIV in Uganda report that they have suffered verbal abuse, harassment and threats as a result of their status. ...

Migrants want equality and dignity

Migrant workers keep many economies in Asia and the Middle East functioning, yet migrants are often vulnerable to violence, discrimination and lack of ...

Lack of health services for young people fuels HIV and teenage pregnancies

Today, an international family planning conference gets underway in east Africa, where a lack of sexual and reproductive health services is fuelling h ...

Malawi’s largest HIV organisation celebrates 20 years of saving lives

This year, the National Association of People Living with HIV in Malawi turns 20 and celebrates a proud history of helping people learn how to live po ...

Bishop and key Ugandan HIV advocate dies of snake bite

The recent death of Bishop Illukor, retired Anglican primate of Soroti District, Eastern Uganda, from a snakebite was a tragic event that shocked the ...
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