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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African youth demand own goals in 2015 development framework

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
September 17, 2014 0 Comments

Governments urged to prioritise youth in sexual health to end AIDS by 2030

The goal to end AIDS by 2030 may go unaccomplished unless young people are prioritised in sexual and reproductive health policy and programmes. more
September 10, 2014 0 Comments

One child’s story of living with HIV in a South Sudan camp

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
September 1, 2014 0 Comments

Burundi: youth network faces discrimination and stigma

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
August 4, 2014 0 Comments

Children living with AIDS, that’s where it hurts the most

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
August 1, 2014 0 Comments

Young people demand their sexual and reproductive health rights

The first time Alfred went to an HIV voluntary testing center, the healthcare provider did not treat him well. As a gay man, his story is not so rare. more
July 30, 2014 1 Comments

Young people speak out against stigma of youth condom use

Young people around the world are not receiving clear messages or support to use condoms to prevent HIV infection, according to delegates at the AIDS 2014 conference. more
July 25, 2014 0 Comments

Young people must play leading role in HIV advocacy

Delegates at the AIDS 2014 conference (20-25 July) are recognising that young people are the future and it is vital to empower them to take a leading role in the response to HIV. more
July 24, 2014 0 Comments