Battling HIV and Aids Through a Community-Led Approach

Young people, particularly young women, often face discrimination from health service providers when they seek out the sexual and reproductive services that would keep them safe. A holistic approach to healthcare, which listens to, understands and responds to the complex and individual needs of the people affected, putting people at the heart of the design and delivery of health services is required, writes Kilford Zimondi an HIV and AIDS specialist, and County Director for the development charity Humana People to People, South Africa.

  • Africa:  World Aids Day Official Statement

    African Union, 1 December 2019

    Thirty years ago, when HIV first emerged, fear and repression triggered calls to "arrest, test, quarantine, isolate". Today, we have brought to light the darkness of discrimination… Read more »

  • South Africa:  Communities Can Make - or Break - Strategies to Curb HIV

    The Conversation Africa, 27 November 2019

    Communities have long played a critical role in the fight against HIV. Their activism and advocacy have greatly influenced the response to HIV/AIDS over the past four decades. Read more »

  • Kenya:  Aids Deaths Reduce By 60%

    Nairobi News, 28 November 2019

    Aids-related deaths in Kenya have dropped by about 55 per cent from 60,000 in the last nine years to 28,000 last year according to the World Aids Report 2019 released on Wednesday. Read more »

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