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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HIV expert in Zambia links infections to underage drinking

Steven Chongo, Livingstone district HIV/AIDS coordinating advisor, says substance abuse among the youths makes them vulnerable to unprotected sexual intercourse. more
April 21, 2014 0 Comments

Barriers to youths accessing HIV medication in Zambia

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
April 7, 2014 4 Comments

Burundi: HIV prevention services fail to reach those most at risk

The Burundian government’s promise to bring HIV prevalence to zero by 2015 seems set to fail. more
March 28, 2014 0 Comments

Lack of integrated HIV and sexual health services puts lives at risk

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
March 21, 2014 0 Comments

Sex and young people: lessons from cats and birds

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
November 15, 2013 0 Comments

Mobile texts to give sexual and reproductive health information to young people

Pathfinder International is exploiting mobile technology to address youth sexual and reproductive health in Mozambique and Ethiopia. more
November 14, 2013 0 Comments

Childhood TB deaths could be eliminated for the price of a footballer

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
October 2, 2013 0 Comments

Lack of HIV test kits in Uganda put unborn babies at risk

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
September 2, 2013 1 Comments