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.
Young people around the world are not receiving clear messages or support to use condoms to prevent HIV infection, according to delegates at the AIDS 2014 conference. more
Delegates at the AIDS 2014 conference (20-25 July) are recognising that young people are the future and it is vital to empower them to take a leading role in the response to HIV. more
Ahead of this week’s 20th International AIDS Conference, experts have warned that children are being left behind in the goal to reach universal access to HIV treatment. more
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