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.
Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men are among those most as risk of HIV infection due to a combination of biological and social factors. more
A whopping 48% of Ugandans don’t know their HIV status, prompting local leaders to set an example by getting tested in the run-up to World AIDS Day on 1 December. more
In the Ivory Coast, findings from a demographic health survey describe changes in the HIV epidemic in terms of gender, age, and geographic distribution. more
A promise for a cure that would release Jesse Ng’ang’a from the daily intake of antiretroviral drugs saw him visit one of the many cure-it-all herbalists in Gilgil town. more
In Uganda health facilities are facing an ongoing crisis with a shortage of supplies which are putting unborn babies at risk of HIV and other infections. more
In Uganda, sensitivity around talking about condoms in public makes it necessary for community leaders to speak openly about the importance of safer sex. more
UNAIDS is urging countries to rapidly expand access to antiretroviral medication to maximise benefits of HIV prevention and treatment in a bid to meet the 2015 goal to combat HIV. more
In Uganda, many men have such a fear of being tested for HIV they are going to extreme lengths to avoid finding out their status, often to the detriment of their wives and children. more