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.
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
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
Efforts to increase contraceptive use have long been part of family planning campaigns, but adolescents are rarely included. more
Faith healing can have a huge impact on adolescents living with HIV with many defaulting on their medications after being told they have been healed spiritually. more
At one time, Masida Mhone, a young woman living with HIV in Malawi, couldn’t bear the stigma she faced from her peers and community. Today she has a much more hopeful story. more
My story is an amazing story of growing with HIV and I want to encourage a generation of people born with HIV to speak up, share their experiences and know that they are not alone. more
As world leaders adopt new sustainable development goals this week, whether young marginalised people will really benefit from the gender equality and health goals remains to be seen. more
As UN member states meet to discuss the post-2015 sustainable development goals is there a danger that young people most at risk from HIV will be left behind by the new agenda? more