HIV

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What You Need to Know about Sex and COVID-19

COVID-19 is a serious disease. Everyone should take the recommended preventive measures to minimize the risk of exposure and the spread of the virus. We all know this means washing hands frequently with soap and water, avoiding close contact with anyone who has a fever or cough,

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,

The Most Amazing Week

Although Zambia developed the Anti-Gender Based Violence Act in 2011, Gender Based Violence (GBV) still persists at high rates today in Zambia, deeply entrenched in Zambian culture and norms. Out of the Southern African countries, Zambia ranks unfortunately high for GBV prevalence with 72% of

Let’s Talk: the Importance of Sexual Education

When I was in the seventh grade we started having classes about sex. Everyone thought this was an awkward thing to talk about and no one really understood why we had to do it. Everyone knew that we were supposed to wait until we felt

Tuning in to Change

Written by Ryan Borcherding, International Training Officer, Theatre for a Change We’re packed inside a small broadcasting studio in Malawi’s capital Lilongwe. It’s 6:59pm.  In a minute, we’ll hit the airwaves live.  The tension – the excitement – is palpable. Tisinthe! – meaning “Let’s Change!” –

#YouthVoices: The Present and Future of Global Health

Young people are the future. This phrase is used time and time again when talking about how and why to engage youth around global issues. Today, at what was one of the most inspiring youth events I have attended to date, Robin Gorna, the Executive Director

Women and Girls at the Center of Policy Change

Teresia Otieno, from Kenya, was 26 years old when she was forcibly sterilized. Health workers decided for her that because she was living with HIV, her right to freely decide the number and spacing of her children did not matter.  Therefore it should be taken

The Necessity of a Gendered Approach to HIV/AIDS

Written By: Marie-Claire Klassen  Malilapa Mate says that if you had seen her five months ago, she wouldn’t be the vivacious, smiling young mother she is today. When the twenty-one year old became pregnant two years ago, there was a problem—she had no husband. Without

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