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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“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

Stock out of HIV meds threatens UNAIDS’ treatment targets in Uganda

Amid a stock out of HIV medication in Uganda, some adults are being given children’s antiretrovirals. more
December 2, 2015 0 Comments

Kenyan professor receives prestigious award for HIV research in Africa

Kenyan Professor Elizabeth Bukusi has received a prestigous award for significant contributions to the science and development of biomedical HIV interventions in Africa. more
December 1, 2015 14 Comments