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.
Many hospitals have still not received equipment promised by the Ministry of Health to help hospitals in Uganda measure the number of infection-fighting white blood cells in a patient’s blood. more
A ‘magical’ pill, popularly known as Truvada, emerged in the HIV community a few years ago but is continuing to cause controversy. more
Poor roads in Uganda, especially at landing sites at Kigugo Island, are making it difficult for HIV positive patients to access treatment at St Francis Hospital in Nkokonjeru. more
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
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
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
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
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