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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.
Sitting in her small flat that she once shared with friends in Zimbabwe's capital Harare, Hope* (27), a sex worker chronicles life from her first diagnosis with tuberculosis (TB) and later HIV.
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.
The recent approval of the drug Truvada in Kenya as PrEP reflects commitment from the regulatory authority to fast-track the review of drugs of public health importance.
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.
Ndaula Hamidu, 24, was born with HIV and is now an advocate for sexual and reproductive rights and services, including family planning – issues he says concern young men as well as young women.