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.
Zambia’s First Lady Dr Christine Kaseba has urged policy makers to pay attention to the reproductive health needs of sexually active adolescents. more
Ten young Kenyans are to win educational scholarships to the German Institute of Professional Studies as a way to reduce HIV incidence. more
Despite a law prohibiting child marriages in Kenya the practice is still rampant in rural areas, a report released by Plan International has found. more
Villagers in rural Epworth, about 15km east of Zimbabwe’s capital Harare, are determined to fight child abuse – but they are divided on how such cases should be dealt with. more
Traditionally, in Zimbabwe it is taboo to discuss sexual education with adolescents. Normally policymakers and community leaders avoid discussions about sexual education because they do not want to provoke controversy. more
Some HIV positive parents in Amuria district, eastern Uganda are shunning taking their children for HIV testing despite knowing their status, local non governmental organisations report. more
The Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Information Dissemination Service has launched its first online consultation on the challenges young people face in relation to their sexual and reproductive health and rights. more
For millions of girls in Egypt, reaching puberty can be the first step towards a forced marriage. Too often, girls are taken out of school, isolated from their friends and forced into marriage. more