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Nigeria wants to decentralise HIV treatment. But it's proving difficult

The Conversation Africa | Posted 12.01.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Chinyere Mbachu, University of Nigeria and Obinna Onwujekwe, University of Nigeria Nigeria has made considerable gains in HIV control though it still...

Young People Most Affected by HIV Finally Gain Seat at the Table

David J. Olson | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
David J. Olson

Tailored and integrated youth-friendly HIV and sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents -- including those from the most marginalized groups -- must be prioritized if we are to bring about an end to AIDS.

Jessica Prois

Males Circumcised To Reduce HIV Risk In Mozambique Shift Gender Norms Surrounding Sex | Jessica Prois | Posted 11.14.2014 | Impact

MANHICA, Mozambique -- A group of boys and teens queued up outside a registration tent at a male circumcision clinic last week, looking almost as if t...

Zach Carter

How Rachel Maddow Helped Force Bill Clinton's Support For Mandela's AIDS Plan | Zach Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow played a supporting role in pressuring former President Bill Clinton into abandoning his administration's hostility to Nelson...

Growing Up In A Kenyan Slum Taught Me The Real Value Of Stuff | Posted 08.29.2013 | Impact

I grew up by the main road through Manyatta, the slum neighborhood of Kisumu, Kenya. My mother and other women from our community struggled to put foo...

An HIV/AIDS-Free Generation in Africa?

John P. Howe, III, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2013 | Impact
John P. Howe, III, M.D.

With the recent birth of the one millionth HIV-free baby born to an HIV-positive mother, hope for an African generation free from this disease is alive thanks to the remarkable impact of anti-retroviral drugs.

Why AIDS Won't Win

Ashley Judd | Posted 05.12.2012 | Impact
Ashley Judd

The letter, written by a young woman named Limakatso Mokobocko, filled me with hope. It was a testament to why we can create an AIDS-free generation: the power and commitment of youth.

Meet Dr. Sabrina

Carol Spahn | Posted 01.31.2012 | Black Voices
Carol Spahn

Dr. Sabrina Bakeera-Kitaka could have joined the thousands of medical professionals who leave Africa every year for employment opportunities in the US, Europe, and elsewhere. Instead, she stayed close to home to make a difference.

Why AIDS First?

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Mark Dybul

For seeing the future so clearly and taking decisive, compassionate action on HIV, President Bush deserves the Nobel Prize. The irony is that he might be one of the few not to care if he ever receives it.

'Tapestries Of Hope': Filmmaker Documents Activist's Fight Against Rape In Zimbabwe

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In 2007, American filmmaker Michealene C. Risley found herself sitting in a car outside activist Betty Makoni's Zimbabwe home. The driver whispered fr...

AIDS Orphans and Faith: Why I Return to Uganda

Twesigye Jackson Kaguri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Twesigye Jackson Kaguri

I could take credit for the accomplishments of the students at the Nyaka AIDS Orphans School in my village, but without God's guidance every day, Nyaka School would not exist.

One Step Closer to Universal AIDS Prevention and Care

Susan Smith Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Smith Ellis

It can cost as little as 40 cents a day to provide ARV treatment to an individual in Africa and just $26 to provide the medicine to help prevent the transmission of HIV from a mother to her child.

South African Women Still Second-Class Citizens

Alex Matthews | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alex Matthews

South Africa has a crisis of values in which men are brought up to believe they are entitled to treat women as objects to abuse, hurt, exploit, rape, harass, control and patronize.