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.

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Why is HIV-related stigma still rife in Uganda?

More than three decades since the first case of HIV was diagnosed in Uganda, it is inexcusable that stigma and discrimination towards people living with HIV still rear their ugly heads among us. In one way or another, many Ugandans … more
August 19, 2016 0 Comments

Disability, poverty, TB and HIV: where do you turn?

Being disabled, HIV positive and having treatment for tuberculosis is a challenge that Ellen Banda is all too familiar with. more
June 14, 2016 0 Comments

Kenya scales up testing for tuberculosis

People living with HIV across Kenya will soon have free access to the latest technology to test for tuberculosis. more
May 24, 2016 0 Comments

Disabled cry for inclusion towards ending HIV epidemic

While significant scientific and social research has looked into the causes and effects of HIV on the global population, little attention has been given to the effects and risks of AIDS-related illness on people with disabilities. more
April 22, 2016 0 Comments

Hope for people who use drugs in Kenya

It was Saalim’s fortieth day as a city street thief, and he stole because he needed the cash to buy his daily dose of heroin. The day ended with a close brush with death. more
April 20, 2016 0 Comments

HIV priority for Kenya at United Nations summit on drugs

As world leaders meet in New York this week to discuss drugs, Kenya is proposing innovative approaches to tackling the drug problem as a way of managing the HIV epidemic. more
April 19, 2016 1 Comments

UNGASS 2016: hope for human rights and drug policy reform

At the UN General Assembly Special Session on drugs (UNGASS) this week, two very different approaches to the ‘world drug problem’ will have to be thrashed out by UN member states. more
April 18, 2016 1 Comments

Kenya’s new policy on domestic financing of HIV research

In Kenya an ambitious new target to increase national funding of HIV research sees the government expecting to raise about USD109 million from local sources over the next five years. more
April 11, 2016 0 Comments