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.
As people with HIV in Zambia are now living longer and healthier lives, the focus is shifting to young people and the opportunity to work towards an AIDS-free generation. more
The defaulter’s club in Kenya is not like any other club – it is a growing movement of teenagers born with HIV who deliberately take ‘holidays’ from their life-saving medication. more
I had to come out twice – first, as a gay person, then as HIV positive. The last five years of my life have been dedicated to fighting the stigma associated with HIV. more
Mtwapa is known as a party town of Kenya. But as tourism thrives, creating jobs in the region, there is a darker side; the sexual exploitation of minors. more
At the age of 18 Henry, from Malawi, was shocked to discover he had been living with HIV all his life. Here, Henry talks about how he has come to terms with his status. more
“My name is Chikondi Chikaonda. I am living with HIV and started child bearing at the age of 15. My first husband died on 29 August 2009, when I was pregnant.” more
Discordant couples are not sustainable, according to a survey among members of the National Network of Youth Living with HIV in Burundi. more
“I did not know I was pregnant,” said Maureen, “but when I was four months pregnant I revealed to my mother the way I was feeling in my body.” more