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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Burundi: youth network faces discrimination and stigma

The owners of a property in Bujumbura in Burundi refused to rent it to an organisation for young people living with HIV, because they did not want to be associated with them. more
August 4, 2014 0 Comments

Children living with AIDS, that’s where it hurts the most

From a medical and public health perspective, as well as from a social and humanitarian angle, babies being born with HIV is still the worst healthcare challenge 30 years into the pandemic. more
August 1, 2014 0 Comments

Young people demand their sexual and reproductive health rights

The first time Alfred went to an HIV voluntary testing center, the healthcare provider did not treat him well. As a gay man, his story is not so rare. more
July 30, 2014 1 Comments

Young people speak out against stigma of youth condom use

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
July 25, 2014 0 Comments

Young people must play leading role in HIV advocacy

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
July 24, 2014 0 Comments

Children with HIV left behind in the race towards treatment for all

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
July 23, 2014 0 Comments

Zambia focuses on young people for a more prosperous and AIDS-free generation

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
July 3, 2014 0 Comments

Kenya: Teenagers with HIV rebel against drug regimen

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
July 1, 2014 2 Comments