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Nyumbani: A Safe and Caring Home for Hope

Imagine yourself as a little kid. Imagine yourself just existing and playing in a limitless world without worries about global issues, family problems or work obligations. Then finally imagine yourself finding out that you are HIV-positive. All of a sudden your world comes crashing down – nobody wants

The Role of Youth: Reflections from #AIDS2016

“We need to give young people a seat at the table” was a phrase I heard frequently at the 2016 International AIDS Conference  in Durban last month. It’s a frequently heard phrase at other conferences too, and in meetings or discussions which include youth participation. The strange thing is,

An AIDS-Free Generation: Not Without Women

By Kathryn Boulton, Legal Fellow We cannot achieve an AIDS-free generation without young women and girls. Yet for far too long, research and programming devoted to HIV prevention and treatment have simply failed to include adolescent girls and young women. Today, girls and young women

Ending the AIDS Epidemic in Adolescents

The International AIDS conference kicked off this week in Melbourne, Australia bringing together policymakers, those working in the field of HIV, persons living with the disease, and others committed to ending the endemic. Recognizing that we are at a critical time to ensure that HIV

Fighting HIV in Kenya: Stories from the Field

Three years ago, I spent the summer working in Eldoret, Kenya with the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) program at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.  The program, founded by the visionary Dr. Joseph Mamlin, specializes in HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention and boasts a catchment

HIV Stigma in Kenyan Women

According to UNAIDS, approximately 32.7 million people around the world were living with HIV at the end of 2009; seventeen million of whom were women (UNAIDS, 2010).  The UNAIDS Commission, taking a human rights approach to HIV/AIDS, declared that women’s cultural vulnerability makes them more susceptible

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