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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Ugandan activists fear ‘nonsensical’ HIV law increases infection of children

HIV activists fear Uganda’s HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Act is having the opposite effect and causing people to shy away from seeking treatment. more
October 23, 2014 0 Comments

Uganda fails to keep up with demand for HIV drugs

Despite a remarkable increase in access to HIV treatment over the last decade, the number of people in need of antiretroviral drugs in Uganda continues to outpace the response. more
October 20, 2014 0 Comments

Malawi lags behind with HIV self-testing kits

With many people frightened to go to public hospitals to be tested for HIV, in case someone sees them, home-testing kits could be the ideal solution – if only they were legal. more
October 6, 2014 2 Comments

Alarm over rising co-infection of HIV and parasitic killer kala-azar

Scientists are concerned over the rising number of cases of kala-azar, a parasitic disease spread by sandfly bites, among people living with HIV. more
October 2, 2014 0 Comments

Zimbabwe government to scale up anti-retroviral therapy services

Wallace Mawire reports from Zimbabwe on the Ministry of Health and Child Care’s plans to scale up anti-retroviral therapy services by the end of 2014, amid concerns over the current huge deficit. more
September 15, 2014 0 Comments

Uganda: taxi drivers and fisher folk show little appetite for condom use

Taxi drivers, fisher folk, young people out of school and sex workers are among the most at risk of HIV and Mildmay Uganda is tackling the issue with a three-year project. more
September 12, 2014 0 Comments

HIV drugs misused to “fatten” chickens and ferment Malawi gin

People in Malawi are buying life-saving antiretroviral drugs meant for people living with HIV, and misusing them to brew gin as well as fattening livestock. more
September 3, 2014 0 Comments

Widows in Kenya tackle HIV in their community

When Jacinta Mulatia tested positive for HIV in 2003 it came as a shock to her, she was confused and unsure what to do when faced with extreme stigma in her community. more
August 11, 2014 0 Comments