Category: HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights

Many HIV infections are sexually transmitted or associated with pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding.

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Standing up for women’s rights – someone had to

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 Zim ...

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 ...

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 relationshi ...

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 ...

Three-way marriage challenges stigma and promotes safe sex

How a polygamous marriage is overcoming the stigma around HIV discordant HIV relationships in Kenya. ...

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

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 ...

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. ...

Project helps young people with sexual health info and rights

In Uganda, many young people lack access to quality information on sexual and reproductive health, but a project called Link Up is helping to change t ...

‘Link Up’ breaks taboos around sexual health in eastern Africa

Despite cultural challenges in Ethiopia, young people have teamed up to visit primary schools in a bid to create awareness of sexual and reproductive ...
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