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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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 0 Comments

Young people need access to quality family planning services

Ndaula was born with HIV and is now an advocate for sexual and reproductive rights and services, including family planning – issues he says concern young men as well as young women. more
November 9, 2015 0 Comments

Uganda: young people’s sexual health and rights must improve with new global goals

Efforts to increase contraceptive use have long been part of family planning campaigns, but adolescents are rarely included. more
October 14, 2015 0 Comments

Zimbabwe: faith healing puts young people living with HIV at risk

Faith healing can have a huge impact on adolescents living with HIV with many defaulting on their medications after being told they have been healed spiritually. more
October 12, 2015 2 Comments

Peers help young woman counter HIV stigma in Malawi

At one time, Masida Mhone, a young woman living with HIV in Malawi, couldn’t bear the stigma she faced from her peers and community. Today she has a much more hopeful story. more
October 8, 2015 0 Comments

My dreams when I was growing up with HIV

My story is an amazing story of growing with HIV and I want to encourage a generation of people born with HIV to speak up, share their experiences and know that they are not alone. more
October 1, 2015 0 Comments

How will young sex workers benefit from new development goals?

As world leaders adopt new sustainable development goals this week, whether young marginalised people will really benefit from the gender equality and health goals remains to be seen. more
September 23, 2015 0 Comments

Young people must play active role in new global development goals

As UN member states meet to discuss the post-2015 sustainable development goals is there a danger that young people most at risk from HIV will be left behind by the new agenda? more
September 21, 2015 0 Comments