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The UNAIDS, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and African Union 18-month catch-up plan aims to increase treatment access and reduce mortality in West and Central Africa.
World’s first presidential Fast-Track initiative put’s Uganda back in driving seat of HIV response, but a lack of recognition of rights of at-risk groups will continue to hamper their efforts.
To mark International Women’s Day, we hear from Justine, a young mother living with HIV in Cameroon who has taken her diagnosis in her stride.
To mark International Women’s Day, we hear from Emily, a peer educator from Malawi who dedicates her life ensuring other women have access to the information and support they need to seek testing and live positively.
The first ever study evaluating the decentralising of HIV care through antiretroviral treatment (ART) distribution centres shows low rates of patient loss in the city.
Women in Nigeria face cycles of stigma and poverty that severley limit their access to HIV serivces, including the prevention of mother-to-child transmission services.
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.
“As I was developing into adulthood I started looking at a wide range of online media platforms searching for information on HIV prevention services and where l could access them. I just had a feeling that when I visited the nearest health facility the service providers might eavesdrop the service which I wanted to access.”
Although more Ugandan men are seeking medical circumcision, the government is falling short of its 80 per cent target. This has led some health experts to ask if Uganda should adopt a new strategy to encourage more men to come forward.