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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Young people must ‘rise up and be counted’ in HIV response

A Zambian government minister is raising awareness of the urgent need to include young people living with HIV in the response to the epidemic. more
December 17, 2014 0 Comments

Adolescents born with HIV must be told their status

Petronella Sampa Nsomfwa was born with HIV, but wasn’t told of her status by her parents before they died. On the launch of a new report she calls on families to be open with their adolescent children about their HIV status. more
December 12, 2014 1 Comments

Young Zimbabwean spreads the word on living positively

Life for Kelvin Makura has been a tale of two challenges to which he has adapted in a positive way: living with both HIV and a physical disability resulting from stunted growth. more
December 11, 2014 0 Comments

Steps towards an HIV-free generation in Uganda

Worldwide an increasing number of children who contracted HIV as babies are surviving into adolescence, even without medication, but many are dying before treatment can be initiated or be effective. more
December 8, 2014 0 Comments

My turning point as an HIV activist: the death of my brother

When I was 15, in the vacation during my O-levels, I watched my elder brother die due to AIDS-related infections. This was a turning point for my life. more
October 28, 2014 2 Comments

Migration of fishermen puts health of HIV positive children at risk

Efforts by the Ugandan government to ensure HIV positive schoolchildren from island communities can access treatment are being hindered by migration of their parents, who are fishermen. more
October 1, 2014 0 Comments

Born with HIV: 30 years and still going strong

Susan, who was born with HIV, speaks of the pain she experienced as a child growing up with the virus, the death of her brother and her hopes for the next generation of young people. more
September 29, 2014 0 Comments

African youth demand own goals in 2015 development framework

Young Africans are leading the call for stand-alone goals for young people in the post 2015 development agenda, which will be discussed at the UN General Assembly this month. more
September 17, 2014 1 Comments