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.

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Burundi: condoms are my friends, my everyday protection

On 14 February, Valentine’s Day, more than 50 young Burundians lined up to get condoms at a youth centre in the capital, Bujumbura. more
March 11, 2016 0 Comments

Can the broadcasting world do more to help children fight HIV?

Sunday 6 March is International Children’s Day of Broadcasting. With that in mind, what role can the broadcasting media play in tackling HIV among children? more
March 4, 2016 0 Comments

Angela’s story: How I ended up pregnant and with HIV at 15

Ahead of the International Conference on Family Planning, read about lack of information and access to contraceptives leading to many girls in Uganda having unwanted pregnancies. more
January 18, 2016 3 Comments

“Eating banana with its cover” – misconceptions about condoms

Ethiopia is a conservative society, where open discussion about sex is rare, so it comes as no surprise that the younger generation find it hard to talk about condoms. more
January 13, 2016 2 Comments

Nigeria: society must embrace sex education

In Nigeria, to win the battle to end adolescent AIDS, parents and wider society need to stop mistaking sex education for intercourse education. more
December 21, 2015 0 Comments

In this storm we’ve learned to dance: young people speak out about HIV

A stage full of young people buzzes with energy. A woman stands with a guitar, strums and sings passionately into a microphone. more
December 17, 2015 1 Comments

Peer counseling vital to young people living with HIV

For young people living with HIV, adolescence can be extra challenging, because the universal hurdles of growing up are aggravated by the physical, social, and emotional toll of living with the disease. more
November 30, 2015 2 Comments

How I overcame low self-esteem to help young people living with HIV

When I was invited to become an HIV peer counsellor for a youth organisation, I was nervous because I had developed a skin condition, and I’d lost confidence in my appearance. more
November 25, 2015 1 Comments