HIV prevention and treatment

HIV remains one of the world's most significant public health challenges, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.

From condom access to community sensitisation, Key Correspondents document the reality of HIV prevention and treatment in their communities. Key Correspondents will also report stories such as why HIV testing and prevention initiatives are working or failing and whether people in their community are able to access HIV counselling, testing and treatment.

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Prisoners in Zambia need better access to HIV services

As the Zambia Prison service embarks on a campaign to reduce HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men, gay rights activists say more needs to be done to tackle homophobia and discrimination in the country. Prisoners are one … more
August 23, 2016 0 Comments

Poverty holds back progress in prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission in Nigeria

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
August 18, 2016 0 Comments

Income generation project boosts condom use among Burundian sex workers

Sex workers in Burundi have more negotiating power to demand safer sex, thanks to efforts to help them find new ways of earning an income. Since 2013, the Link Up project has been giving sex workers small loans to help … more
August 5, 2016 0 Comments

New research into high HIV prevalence in young women shared at AIDS 2016

New evidence into the factors that contribute to high rates of infection in women and girls in Africa that could lead to new treatment approaches was shared at the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban. Delegates were given insights into … more
July 21, 2016 0 Comments

First Red Ribbon award for Burundians

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. more
July 20, 2016 0 Comments

Sex workers call for access to HIV prevention drugs

Sex workers have called for an increase in sensitisation and provision of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEp) to prevent themselves from getting HIV. Presenting a paper on 18 July at AIDS 2016, Carolyn Njoroge from Kenya Sex Worker Alliance (KESWA) said there … more
July 19, 2016 0 Comments

Does Uganda need to realign its male circumcision campaign?

Circumcision can help prevent HIV transmission, but fears around it affecting sexual performance can often put people off the procedure. more
April 5, 2016 0 Comments

New project improves dignity of people with HIV in South Africa

Strengthening referral systems and ensuring effective HIV and TB care and support is at the heart of a new project in the Gauteng Province of South Africa. more
March 18, 2016 1 Comments