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.
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
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
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
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
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
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. This award is hosted by UNAIDS in partnership with AIDS 2016, the Global … more
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
In Malawi young people are being empowered with advocacy skills to demand sexual and reproductive health services. more