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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My turning point as an HIV activist: the death of my brother

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
October 28, 2014 2 Comments

Migration of fishermen puts health of HIV positive children at risk

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
October 1, 2014 0 Comments

Born with HIV: 30 years and still going strong

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
September 29, 2014 0 Comments

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 1 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