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.
Zambian youths living with HIV do not always adhere to their drug treatment as they are embarrassed to access services together with adults, says HIV expert. more
The Burundian government’s promise to bring HIV prevalence to zero by 2015 seems set to fail. more
The burden of unintended pregnancy coupled with lack of information about the risks of abortion is putting the lives of young women living with HIV in danger. 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
A new WHO report calls attention to the high mortality of childhood TB and the low price tag for making progress towards zero deaths. 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