Category: HIV, children and young people

Children and young people are the key to building strong and healthy communities but many are affected by HIV.

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Burundi: condoms are my friends, my everyday protection

On 14 February, Valentine’s Day, more than 50 young Burundians lined up to get condoms at a youth centre in the capital, Bujumbura. ...
Can the broadcasting world do more to help children fight HIV?

Can the broadcasting world do more to help children fight HIV?

Sunday 6 March is International Children’s Day of Broadcasting. With that in mind, what role can the broadcasting media play in tackling HIV among chi ...

Angela’s story: How I ended up pregnant and with HIV at 15

Ahead of the International Conference on Family Planning, read about lack of information and access to contraceptives leading to many girls in Uganda ...

“Eating banana with its cover” – misconceptions about condoms

Ethiopia is a conservative society, where open discussion about sex is rare, so it comes as no surprise that the younger generation find it hard to ta ...

Nigeria: society must embrace sex education

In Nigeria, to win the battle to end adolescent AIDS, parents and wider society need to stop mistaking sex education for intercourse education. ...
In this storm we’ve learned to dance: young people speak out about HIV

In this storm we’ve learned to dance: young people speak out about HIV

A stage full of young people buzzes with energy. A woman stands with a guitar, strums and sings passionately into a microphone. ...

Peer counseling vital to young people living with HIV

For young people living with HIV, adolescence can be extra challenging, because the universal hurdles of growing up are aggravated by the physical, so ...

How I overcame low self-esteem to help young people living with HIV

When I was invited to become an HIV peer counsellor for a youth organisation, I was nervous because I had developed a skin condition, and I'd lost con ...

Young people need access to quality family planning services

Ndaula was born with HIV and is now an advocate for sexual and reproductive rights and services, including family planning – issues he says concern yo ...

Uganda: young people’s sexual health and rights must improve with new global goals

Efforts to increase contraceptive use have long been part of family planning campaigns, but adolescents are rarely included. ...
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