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.
New evidence into the factors that contribute to high rates of infection in women and girls in Africa that could lead to new treatment approaches was shared at the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban. Delegates were given insights into … more
For the first time in its 10-year history, a Burundian organisation has won the prestigious Red Ribbon Award (RRA) that celebrates community leadership and action on AIDS. This award is hosted by UNAIDS in partnership with AIDS 2016, the Global … more
Sex workers have called for an increase in sensitisation and provision of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEp) to prevent themselves from getting HIV. Presenting a paper on 18 July at AIDS 2016, Carolyn Njoroge from Kenya Sex Worker Alliance (KESWA) said there … more
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