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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Hearing impaired adolescents excluded from sexual health education

Around 14 per cent of adolescents in Nigeria are hearing impaired, yet their specific sexual health needs have long been ignored. more
April 29, 2015 1 Comments

Zambia: traditional tales support sex education

A new book, published by Zambia’s National Museums Board, uses traditional stories and indigenous knowledge to educate young people about HIV and AIDS. more
April 27, 2015 0 Comments

Parental advice can fill gap in HIV response

At the age of 27 Tatenda* is a successful business entrepreneur, but he regrets the fact he never got to discuss sex and sexuality issues with his parents when growing up. more
April 17, 2015 0 Comments

Thousands of students reached with life-saving HIV information

TemariNet, a higher education project, is tackling HIV and unintended pregnancy in universities and colleges across Ethiopia. more
April 15, 2015 0 Comments

Blame game doesn’t help address sexual vulnerability of girls

Kanze was raped when she was 13, leaving her pregnant and infected with HIV. To end adolescent AIDS governments and civil society groups must work together to address the sexual vulnerability of young people. more
March 30, 2015 0 Comments

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 1 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