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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Born with HIV, grappling with adolescence

Due to the success of antiretroviral programmes in Malawi, many more children born with HIV are not only reaching, but also thriving in adolescence. more
March 2, 2015 0 Comments

Nalia’s story: adolescents who sell sex in Ethiopia

When Nalia left her village for Addis Ababa, she expected to find a job and send money home to her family. Aged just 13, her choices were limited and she started selling sex. more
February 23, 2015 0 Comments

How the HIV response is failing teens across Southern Africa

Adolescents across Southern Africa face barriers to HIV prevention and treatment, contributing to increasing AIDS-related deaths in this age group. more
February 22, 2015 0 Comments

Are adolescents an invisible generation in HIV response?

As UNICEF and UNAIDS launch the All In to end Adolescent AIDS campaign, Owen Nyaka asks will it make a difference to the invisible generation of adolescents living with HIV? more
February 21, 2015 0 Comments

How poverty and stigma are hindering HIV treatment for Uganda’s adolescents

Stigma, poverty and lack of opportunities is creating a vicious cycle in Uganda, blighting the chances of young people and putting the health of the next generation at risk. more
February 20, 2015 0 Comments

Indian school takes a stand against HIV discrimination

In a rural school in India, 32 children living with HIV have faced devastating discrimination from their community, fortunately the school’s prinicpal is protecting their right to education. more
February 19, 2015 0 Comments

Youth must be central to new campaign to end AIDS

Leaders from around the world met in Nairobi on 17 February, to launch a new global campaign to tackle adolescent AIDS, the second leading cause of death among teens globally. more
February 18, 2015 0 Comments

New platform for action on adolescent AIDS must tackle disclosure

As leaders from around the world gather in Nairobi to launch ‘All In’ to end adolescent AIDS, Lucy Maroncha explores the issue of HIV disclosure, a key issue this initiative must tackle. more
February 17, 2015 0 Comments