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.
In Côte d’Ivoire, some religious leaders encourage HIV patients to stop their treatment and start intensive prayer days in order to be cured. more
Uganda joined other countries including Kenya, South Africa, Zambia, Zanzibar, and Zimbabwe for a trial of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). This followed recent research which shows that anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) Tenofovir and Truvada reduce the risk of HIV infection in … more
Civil society organisations in Teso, eastern Uganda have asked the government to go slow in its plans to commence mandatory HIV testing in public health centers across the country this year. more
President Museveni has continuously blamed increasing HIV prevalence in Uganda on non-governmental organisations’ promotion of condom use, sex work and circumcision. “There are so many conflicting messages” observes Mr. Museveni. more
In my work with persons living with HIV I come across many stories. But there are some stories which move me a lot and echo the difference in human beings, writes James Kityo. more
I am visiting Maputo in Mozambique and I’m happy to write that the health system in the capital Maputo is quite impressive. more
Kisoro hospital in western Uganda has opened a new laboratory worth sh150million (US$56,000) that will greatly improve HIV testing in the area. more
The government has assured Kenyans that the 2012/13 Kenya AIDS Indicator Survey (KAIS) will go ahead as scheduled despite conflict emerging in parts of the country. Reports indicate that many civic activities have stalled following the declaration by the separatist … more