Opinion, comment and analysis on HIV

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HIV diagnosis during pregnancy increases risk of domestic abuse

Being diagnosed with HIV during pregnancy increases the risk of domestic violence postpartum among women with no history of abuse in their relationship. A few weeks ago during my work as a specialist doctor in infectious diseases at a hospital … more
August 22, 2016 Filed under HIV and the post 2015 development agenda 0 Comments

Why is HIV-related stigma still rife in Uganda?

More than three decades since the first case of HIV was diagnosed in Uganda, it is inexcusable that stigma and discrimination towards people living with HIV still rear their ugly heads among us. In one way or another, many Ugandans … more
August 19, 2016 Filed under HIV and the post 2015 development agenda 0 Comments

From AIDS2016 to 2030: what will happen next? Asks James Odong

“Will the world witness the end of AIDS by 2030?” questioned Peter Piot, the Lancet journal HIV editor and director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. “Not likely” was his solemn conclusion as the AIDS2016 conference in … more
August 5, 2016 Filed under HIV and the post 2015 development agenda 0 Comments

UN meeting on AIDS: behind the scenes with civil society

It is not easy to get member state consensus on Political Declarations at the UN. Drafts go back and forth, words are pored over, red-lines get drawn and horse-trading is often the order of the day. more
June 13, 2016 Filed under HIV and the post 2015 development agenda 0 Comments

Why is it so hard for young women in Uganda to carry a condom?

When Esther, 20, went to a supermarket to buy a condom, some people in the supermarket started laughing at her. But why should a woman taking control of her sexual health be funny? more
June 3, 2016 Filed under HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights 0 Comments

Women Deliver 2016: young people demand sexual and reproductive rights

At an international conference in Copenhagen, young advocates have charged leaders to improve sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people everywhere. more
May 19, 2016 Filed under HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights 0 Comments

Young people need education to challenge gender-based violence

Being a young woman living with HIV, and an advocate for sexual and reproductive health and rights, l have experienced and witnessed violence against young girls and women. more
April 8, 2016 Filed under HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights 1 Comments

Leave no one behind on global health – we need action, not statements

Young people must be involved in policy making and programming to achieve the global goal of healthy lives for all at all ages. more
April 6, 2016 Filed under HIV and the post 2015 development agenda 1 Comments