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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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

“Eating banana with its cover” – misconceptions about condoms

Ethiopia is a conservative society, where open discussion about sex is rare, so it comes as no surprise that the younger generation find it hard to talk about condoms. more
January 13, 2016 2 Comments

Nigeria: society must embrace sex education

In Nigeria, to win the battle to end adolescent AIDS, parents and wider society need to stop mistaking sex education for intercourse education. more
December 21, 2015 0 Comments

In this storm we’ve learned to dance: young people speak out about HIV

A stage full of young people buzzes with energy. A woman stands with a guitar, strums and sings passionately into a microphone. more
December 17, 2015 1 Comments

Peer counseling vital to young people living with HIV

For young people living with HIV, adolescence can be extra challenging, because the universal hurdles of growing up are aggravated by the physical, social, and emotional toll of living with the disease. more
November 30, 2015 1 Comments

How I overcame low self-esteem to help young people living with HIV

When I was invited to become an HIV peer counsellor for a youth organisation, I was nervous because I had developed a skin condition, and I’d lost confidence in my appearance. more
November 25, 2015 1 Comments

Young people need access to quality family planning services

Ndaula was born with HIV and is now an advocate for sexual and reproductive rights and services, including family planning – issues he says concern young men as well as young women. more
November 9, 2015 0 Comments

Uganda: young people’s sexual health and rights must improve with new global goals

Efforts to increase contraceptive use have long been part of family planning campaigns, but adolescents are rarely included. more
October 14, 2015 0 Comments