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APRIL 2015

Are adolescents an invisible generation in the HIV response?

In February, UNICEF and UNAIDS launched the All In to end adolescent AIDS campaign, but will it make a difference to the current generation of adolescents living with HIV? Owen Nyaka speaks to young people in Malawi about the challenges they face.


Indian school takes a stand against HIV discrimination


When 32 children living with HIV registered for school in a rural village in India’s Gujarat state, all the other kids stopped going.

Read Gautam Yadav’s story

(c) Benjamin Chesterton\duckrabbit\International HIV/AIDS Alliance

New platform for action on adolescent AIDS must tackle disclosure


Imagine finding out you were born with HIV while going through the physical and emotional challenges of puberty.

Read Lucy Maroncha’s story

(c) Wallace Mawire

How the HIV response is failing teens across Southern Africa


Much more must be done to involve young people in finding solutions to the fact that AIDS-related deaths are increasing among adolescents.

Read Wallace Mawire’s story


Name: Nina Benedicte Kouassi

Country: Ivory Coast/Ethiopia

I am currently volunteering as a staff development junior officer with the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa. Previously, I was involved with the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition West Africa. My focus areas are: treatment access; sexual and reproductive health; and maternal and newborn health.

As a treatment advocate, I witnessed loss caused by HIV, pains of families and also daily struggles of people living with HIV to remain alive. And I could feel that loss and that pain when it claimed a relative’s life.

Rather than just talking about facts and numbers about HIV, what I love about citizen journalism and HIV advocacy is that it provides a unique opportunity to tell the stories of people affected by HIV. For me this is a great way to call for better care, less discrimination and more equality in healthcare access.

Being a Key Correspondent builds my writing skills and I like it! I hope my writing can help break the silence around so many needs and the hopes of people affected by HIV, because we all have the right to life.

Read Nina’s stories


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