For National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on March 10, we honor the work of Rolake Odetoyinbo, who fights for the human rights of women and girls, the LGBT community, and people with HIV in Nigeria.
A gaggle of girls shuffle into Florence Anam's office for their monthly mentoring chat. A few describe their carefree childhoods and their world crumbling when they found out they were living with HIV.
"The zeal I have for sex workers is peaked because I am a sex worker," explains Narah. "We need PrEP as sex workers in our country because most of our members are dying just because they have no knowledge about PrEP."
That day stands out in particular, because it snowed for a few hours, and the last time it snowed in Johannesburg was June 1981. I joked with my specialist that Mother Nature was giving me something pretty to watch to take away the stress of getting...
When you're a gay-identified or HIV-positive inmate, support is crucial to your existence. Here's the story of one support initative in a Ukraine prison.
What are the difficulties aroung getting to zero in Kenya? A guest writer talks about addressing HIV in his home country.
"Did you know that Nelson Mandela was, at first, very quiet about AIDS? Yes, Nelson Mandela. The same man who spent 27 years in prison fighting for justice for the oppressed. "
While most modern leaders base their careers on the Machiavellian quote that "It is better to be feared than loved," a handful of people throughout history prove by their lives and work that that doesn't necessarily have to be true. Gandhi, Martin Lu...
There is not much to be said for a normal mid-suburban girl finding the man of her dreams, marrying him at age 21 and having two beautiful daughters by age 28. Except that is me, and that was my life. Until something very unexpected came and turned ...
Matong was 36. He had just lost his wife and their newborn child to AIDS-defining illnesses -- but HIV was the furthest thing from his mind as a potential culprit.