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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New research into high HIV prevalence in young women shared at AIDS 2016

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
July 21, 2016 0 Comments

First Red Ribbon award for Burundians

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
July 20, 2016 0 Comments

Sex workers call for access to HIV prevention drugs

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
July 19, 2016 0 Comments

Does Uganda need to realign its male circumcision campaign?

Circumcision can help prevent HIV transmission, but fears around it affecting sexual performance can often put people off the procedure. more
April 5, 2016 0 Comments

New project improves dignity of people with HIV in South Africa

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
March 18, 2016 1 Comments

“It hurts”: when Uganda runs short of HIV drugs

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
January 20, 2016 1 Comments

Ethiopia in “strong position” to end AIDS by 2030

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
January 4, 2016 1 Comments

Faith healing claims can damage your health

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
December 16, 2015 0 Comments