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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“Stand up and be counted”, Sir Elton John rallies youths at AIDS 2016

Legendary singer Sir Elton John and Prince Harry last week called on youths to “stand up and be counted” in the fight against AIDS. The two leading AIDS campaigners were speaking at a youth-focused special session on 21 July at … more
July 25, 2016 0 Comments

First Red Ribbon award for Burundians

For the first time in its 10-year history, a Burundian organisation has won the prestigious Red Ribbon Award (RRA) that celebrates community leadership and action on AIDS. This award is hosted by UNAIDS in partnership with AIDS 2016, the Global … more
July 20, 2016 0 Comments

Young people need more than lip service in the HIV response

Young people must have the right support to empower them to make meaningful contributions to HIV programming and decision-making, according to delegates at the AIDS 2016 conference in Durban. With an estimated 2,100 young people becoming infected by HIV every … more
July 20, 2016 0 Comments

Malawi’s new generation empowered to demand health services

In Malawi young people are being empowered with advocacy skills to demand sexual and reproductive health services. more
June 8, 2016 0 Comments

Zimbabwe: clinic changes lives for young people with HIV

Born with HIV and living on the streets in Zimbabwe is a double challenge to say the least, but this was the situation for Anashe* who was orphaned in 2007, when he was 12. more
June 1, 2016 1 Comments

Burundi: condoms are my friends, my everyday protection

On 14 February, Valentine’s Day, more than 50 young Burundians lined up to get condoms at a youth centre in the capital, Bujumbura. more
March 11, 2016 0 Comments

Can the broadcasting world do more to help children fight HIV?

Sunday 6 March is International Children’s Day of Broadcasting. With that in mind, what role can the broadcasting media play in tackling HIV among children? more
March 4, 2016 0 Comments

Angela’s story: How I ended up pregnant and with HIV at 15

Ahead of the International Conference on Family Planning, read about lack of information and access to contraceptives leading to many girls in Uganda having unwanted pregnancies. more
January 18, 2016 3 Comments