HIV, children and young people
From the effect under-resourced hospitals have on child health to what life is like for families affected by HIV, Key Correspondents document the experiences of children and young people living in their communities.
They also report the day-to-day experiences of children and young people living with HIV as well as the everyday reality of early pregnancy, sexual exploitation and forced marriage.
Experts have warned that poor nutrition may be a factor in accelerating the spread of HIV in Africa and could slow treatment and care for people living with AIDS. more
When it comes to young people asking their parents questions about sex, they are often told: don’t you know curiosity killed the cat? more
Pathfinder International is exploiting mobile technology to address youth sexual and reproductive health in Mozambique and Ethiopia. more
In Uganda health facilities are facing an ongoing crisis with a shortage of supplies which are putting unborn babies at risk of HIV and other infections. more
Troubled by the large number of teenage pregnancies, leaders from Teso sub region in eastern Uganda have committed to combating this issue which is threatening the future of young girls. more
To coincide with International Youth Day, Key Correspondent Elena Obieta gives a very personal account of some of the challenges facing young people living with HIV.
In Uganda, many men have such a fear of being tested for HIV they are going to extreme lengths to avoid finding out their status, often to the detriment of their wives and children. more
Songs, skits and poems filled the air in Kenya on 16 June to mark the Day of the African Child, drawing attention to the need to eliminate harmful social and cultural practices affecting children.