HIV and wider development issues
From weak transport networks to food shortages, a country’s wider context has a huge part to play in how individuals and communities are able to respond to HIV.
Key Correspondents document the links between HIV and wider development as a way to advocate for the economic, social and cultural empowerment of those most at risk of and living with HIV.
Shupi is an unemployed widower with three children, living in a remote village. She is also living with HIV and a new hydro power project has helped change her life. more
A recently released Malawian song mocking people living with HIV shows the extent to which some people can go to achieve fame, money and power. more
Every day Mercy Nanyonga wakes up, she knows that she is going to help a pregnant woman bring new life into the world. more
Poverty and the need to provide for their children, is causing a rise in women turning to sex work in Zimbabwe, despite the fact the profession places them at higher risk of contracting HIV. more
Sibongile Ndlela-Simelane, Swaziland’s minister of health and social welfare, has called for lessons learned from the HIV response in Southern Africa to be applied to the response to malaria. more
On World TB Day, Lucy Maroncha asks why people living with HIV in Kenya are not being offered effective diagnostic tests which mean they could receive early treatment on tuberculosis. more
Health workers in Zimbabwe are overburdened and the health delivery system, in particular HIV-related issues, is under threat. more
At Katwe-Kabatoro landing site on the shores of Lake George in Uganda’s Kasese district, the HIV epidemic is taking another twist. more