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Language matters. Changing how people who use drugs are treated requires changing how we speak about them.
Disturbing patterns of mistreatment, discrimination, violence and harassment, with knock-on impacts on health and HIV risk, have been revealed by the largest ever survey of transgender people living in the United States of America (USA).
As news hits that the USA is to open up its first safer injecting facility – where else in the world do they exist and why are they important for improving health outcomes?
3,000 people have been killed in drug-related crackdowns. This hard-line stance threatens to derail the HIV response in the country, as harm reduction services face mounting pressure to close.
Zambian officials promote absitinence in prisons, turning a blind eye to the HIV prevention needs of men who have sex with men
Sex workers in Burundi have more negotiating power to demand safer sex, thanks to efforts to help them find new ways of earning an income.
Christine Namutebi, 21, lost her parents at the age of five, and was not able to stay in school. At the age of 18, she moved to Kampala, Uganda and started selling sex.
Lack of information and access to contraceptives is leading to many girls in Uganda having unwanted pregnancies. Angela Tweheyo, 17, from Mbarara District, is one of them.
Testing HIV positive was the beginning of Margaret Mbabazi’s anguish. It never crossed her mind that her husband and the father of her four children could chase her away from their marital home. But when he tested HIV negative that is exactly what happened.