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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Young HIV positive women’s woes deepen as Zimbabwe economy slumps

As Zimbabwe’s economy continues to decline, young women living with HIV are facing major challenges to health and well-being due to increasing poverty. more
June 13, 2014 0 Comments

Hepatitis C and HIV: the time has come for new advocacy

As I write this, Alberto, one of my patients with HIV is dying because of lack of treatment for his hepatitis C. By the time you read this, he will be gone. more
May 23, 2014 1 Comments

Malawi: Village chiefs unknowingly sleep with sex workers

Some chiefs in Rumphi district in northern Malawi risk contracting HIV because they unknowingly sleep with hired sex workers during chief installation ceremonies. more
April 18, 2014 4 Comments

Tour guides at higher risk of HIV Infection

Guides working in Malawi’s top tourist destinations face an increased risk of HIV infection, according to a spokesman from the Cape Maclear Tour Guides Association. more
April 3, 2014 0 Comments

Young Ethiopians support themselves through condom distribution

After high school Zinash Kidanu* dreamt of a college education, but her dream went unfulfilled until a job selling condoms changed her life. more
February 18, 2014 2 Comments

Stigma and discrimination still rampant in Uganda

Nearly half of people living with HIV in Uganda report that they have suffered verbal abuse, harassment and threats as a result of their status. more
December 13, 2013 0 Comments

Migrants want equality and dignity

Migrant workers keep many economies in Asia and the Middle East functioning, yet migrants are often vulnerable to violence, discrimination and lack of social and healthcare services. more
December 4, 2013 0 Comments

Lack of health services for young people fuels HIV and teenage pregnancies

Today, an international family planning conference gets underway in east Africa, where a lack of sexual and reproductive health services is fuelling high rates of HIV infection in young people. more
November 12, 2013 1 Comments