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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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

“It hurts”: when Uganda runs short of HIV drugs

For Bashil Masiga, 23, who was born with HIV and relies on antiretrovirals to live a healthy and productive life, going to his local pharmacy to find nothing but painkillers is terrifying. more
January 20, 2016 1 Comments

Ethiopia in “strong position” to end AIDS by 2030

Ethiopia plans to prevent more than half a million AIDS-related deaths and prevent up to 80,000 new HIV infections by 2020, according to the Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office. more
January 4, 2016 1 Comments

Faith healing claims can damage your health

Churches which claim they can ‘cure’ people of HIV are hindering the response to the virus in Zimbabwe, by encouraging people to stop taking antiretroviral medication. more
December 16, 2015 0 Comments

Zimbabwe: first free 24-hour clinic for survivors of sexual violence

Dr Prosper Chonzi, director of health services, Harare City Council, knows the problem of sexual violence is serious, and that people – especially women and girls – need help. more
December 11, 2015 0 Comments

India’s desert communities struggle to access healthcare

The Thar Desert of India is one of the least developed regions in the world and healthcare facilities, including for HIV, are extremely scarce. more
December 3, 2015 0 Comments

Largest HIV self-testing project launches in Africa

What do you do if you are worried about your HIV status, but you cannot access a testing service? For people living in rural or semi-urban areas in Africa, this can often be the case. more
December 2, 2015 0 Comments