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.
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
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
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
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
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
As Ugandans gear up for the 2016 general election, HIV is a hot issue. But what is on offer from each party? more
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