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.
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
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
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
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
The goal to end AIDS by 2030 may go unaccomplished unless young people are prioritised in sexual and reproductive health policy and programmes. more
Puack, 4, is living with HIV. His stepmother Martha faces an uphill struggle to look after his health in the camp for displaced people where they live in Juba, South Sudan. more
The owners of a property in Bujumbura in Burundi refused to rent it to an organisation for young people living with HIV, because they did not want to be associated with them. more
From a medical and public health perspective, as well as from a social and humanitarian angle, babies being born with HIV is still the worst healthcare challenge 30 years into the pandemic. more