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