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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How Ethiopia will end mother to child transmission of HIV

Ethiopia is finalising a five year strategic plan which aims to reduce new HIV infections passed from mothers to their children to between two per cent and zero. more
November 27, 2015 0 Comments

Men in rural Zimbabwe embrace circumcision

When 33-year-old Zimbabwean Michael Mheredzi heard about a fun day coming to his town, where he could also have the opportunity to be circumcised, he was intrigued. more
November 20, 2015 1 Comments

SMS project empowers people living with HIV

Despite having undergone timely HIV testing and counselling, it took eight years for Gertrude Kateta, from Mangochi District in Malawi, to access antiretroviral therapy. more
November 13, 2015 0 Comments

Routine viral load tests must be accessible for all

In Zambia, on 30 October, hundreds of people marched to launch a new campaign calling on African governments to make viral load tests routinely available to all citizens living with HIV. more
November 10, 2015 0 Comments

Zimbabwe: new survey will give accurate picture of HIV epidemic

A new survey will give policymakers a comprehensive picture of the HIV epidemic in Zimbabwe, while giving people access to free testing and counselling. more
October 22, 2015 1 Comments

The journey towards an AIDS vaccine

The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative has published a report highlighting several milestones in the journey towards an AIDS vaccine. more
October 15, 2015 0 Comments

Chifamba’s story: “circumcision made me a happy man”

In Zimbabwe, many men are learning about the benefits of male circumcision through a government drive that hopes to see 80 per cent of men voluntarily circumcised by the end of 2018. more
September 29, 2015 0 Comments

Partner violence hinders HIV prevention, treatment and care

Women living with HIV who face violence from their intimate partners find it harder to adhere to HIV treatment and access care, according to health researchers at the Sexual Violence Research Initiative Forum 2015. more
September 26, 2015 0 Comments