HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights

Key Correspondents report stories that highlight the links between HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights.  They do this by documenting stories relating to family planning, maternal health, gender based violence, early marriage, female genital mutilation, discordant couples (where one partner is HIV positive and the other is not), parent to child transmission and antenatal care.

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Standing up for women’s rights – someone had to

When HIV and identity carry the same burden of discrimination it can be difficult to know where to start in trying to encourage acceptance. In Zimbabwe’s homophobic culture human rights activist, Martha Tholanah has committed her life to fighting for the … more
June 23, 2017 0 Comments

Prisoners in Zambia need better access to HIV services

As the Zambia Prison service embarks on a campaign to reduce HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men, gay rights activists say more needs to be done to tackle homophobia and discrimination in the country. Prisoners are one … more
August 23, 2016 0 Comments

HIV diagnosis during pregnancy increases risk of domestic abuse

Being diagnosed with HIV during pregnancy increases the risk of domestic violence postpartum among women with no history of abuse in their relationship. A few weeks ago during my work as a specialist doctor in infectious diseases at a hospital … more
August 22, 2016 0 Comments

Poverty holds back progress in prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission in Nigeria

Mrs. Chinwe* from Anambra in south-Eastern Nigeria is a 30-year-old mother of three who is living with HIV: “I discovered I had HIV after my baby died. I had gone to the hospital to determine his cause of death when … more
August 18, 2016 0 Comments

Three-way marriage challenges stigma and promotes safe sex

How a polygamous marriage is overcoming the stigma around HIV discordant HIV relationships in Kenya. more
July 14, 2016 0 Comments

Uganda’s youth take lead in keeping global development goals on track

Young people in Uganda are learning how to track progress towards the global development goals for 2030. more
June 10, 2016 2 Comments

Why is it so hard for young women in Uganda to carry a condom?

When Esther, 20, went to a supermarket to buy a condom, some people in the supermarket started laughing at her. But why should a woman taking control of her sexual health be funny? more
June 3, 2016 0 Comments

Uganda: sexual health services arrive on three wheels

In Uganda, tuk tuks are helping healthcare workers reach young people who are most vulnerable to HIV with sexual and reproductive health services. more
May 27, 2016 0 Comments