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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HIV diagnosis during pregnancy increases risk of domestic abuse

Being diagnosed with HIV during pregnancy increases the risk of domestic violence postpartum among women with no history of abuse in their relationship. A few weeks ago during my work as a specialist doctor in infectious diseases at a hospital … more
August 22, 2016 0 Comments

Poverty holds back progress in prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission in Nigeria

Mrs. Chinwe* from Anambra in south-Eastern Nigeria is a 30-year-old mother of three who is living with HIV: “I discovered I had HIV after my baby died. I had gone to the hospital to determine his cause of death when … more
August 18, 2016 0 Comments

Flash mobs get young people on board with HIV awareness

Music blares from an omnibus as it passes the small shops and businesses of Kasana Village that lies in Buganda central region of Uganda. Then the village information chairperson Isaac Kigozi comes on the radio calling for people to come … more
August 9, 2016 0 Comments

Can cash transfers reduce HIV incidence in young people?

A lack of comprehensive research into why young people engage in risky behaviour that can lead to HIV infection and then drop out of treatment is impeding progress in reducing prevalence in this group, said experts at a session at … more
August 1, 2016 0 Comments

“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. 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