HIV and AIDS

From local meetings to health campaigns, Key Correspondents document community action on HIV and AIDS. KCs will also report announcements about HIV testing and prevention schemes and highlight the successes and failures of existing programmes. The impact traditional healers, shortages of ARVs and expired medication have on the lives of those living with HIV is also reported, as are spikes and declines in HIV prevalence rates. KCs also document what life is like for people living with HIV, many of whom face HIV stigma, and the impact cultural beliefs have on their choices around condom use, circumcision, prevention, treatment and care. KC stories often examine the links between poverty and HIV, as well as the links between maternal health and HIV, told through the lenses of grass roots campaigns and individual stories.

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Grow your own scheme to help people living with HIV in coastal Uganda

People living with HIV in harbour landing sites of Kaberamaido district, eastern Uganda are set to benefit from an agriculture project that will enable them to grow their own food. more
February 18, 2013 0 Comments

Uganda: Concern over mandatory HIV testing raised by civil society groups

Civil society organisations in Teso, eastern Uganda have asked the government to go slow in its plans to commence mandatory HIV testing in public health centers across the country this year. more
February 18, 2013 0 Comments

German Institute sponsors talented youths in a bid to curb HIV

Ten young Kenyans are to win educational scholarships to the German Institute of Professional Studies as a way to reduce HIV incidence. more
February 15, 2013 0 Comments

Zambia to benefit from US-led military health promotions

The American and Zambian government are running the world’s second largest programme on health promotion in the defense forces, the American ambassador to Zambia has revealed. more
February 12, 2013 0 Comments

Blame and HIV: views from Soroti town, Uganda

The government should address how its own officials understand HIV. Not doing so allows blame and stigma to flourish – and this puts more people, not less, at risk argues Williams Moi. more
February 7, 2013 2 Comments

The blame game that is taking Uganda back to ABC

President Museveni has continuously blamed increasing HIV prevalence in Uganda on non-governmental organisations’ promotion of condom use, sex work and circumcision. “There are so many conflicting messages” observes Mr. Museveni. more
February 5, 2013 2 Comments

HIV risk perceptions: the story of the pestering man

In my work with persons living with HIV I come across many stories. But there are some stories which move me a lot and echo the difference in human beings, writes James Kityo. more
February 4, 2013 0 Comments

HIV and AIDS in Mozambique

I am visiting Maputo in Mozambique and I’m happy to write that the health system in the capital Maputo is quite impressive. more
February 4, 2013 0 Comments