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13 September 2016

Kenya to scale-up access to PrEP for adolescent girls and young women

The Gates Foundation awards grant to expand access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for key populations in Kenya.

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07 September 2016

Income generation project boosts condom use among Burundian sex workers

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.

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11 August 2016

International Youth Day: a message from Lesotho

Meaningful inclusion of young people is key to effective HIV programming, says Lehlohonolo Mohasoa. And young people are our greatest hope in ending AIDS.

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16 June 2016

MTV Shuga viewers twice as likely to test for HIV

People who watch the popular MTV series ‘MTV Shuga’ for over six months are more than twice as likely to get tested for HIV compared to those who do not watch the show.

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28 April 2016

West and Central Africa ‘overlooked’ in HIV response

Access to antiretroviral treatment is worryingly low in West and Central Africa, with little priority given to HIV in the region, according to a report from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Currently, just 24% of people have access to treatment in the region.

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08 March 2016

Q&A – David Odali: Involving men to prevent HIV in women in Malawi

David Odali, director of the Umunthu Foundation, AVERT’s partner in Malawi, offers insight into his experiences of working with men to help reduce local women’s vulnerability to HIV. A Q&A for International Women’s Day.

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02 March 2016

Christine's story: how I help fellow sex workers keep healthy

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.

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19 January 2016

Angela's story: How I ended up pregnant and with HIV at 15

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.

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