Stories by What’s Preventing Prevention

Watch your language! Reflection on the UN HLM

James Robertson, Country Director, India HIV/AIDS Alliance is attending the UN High Level on AIDS in New York. He reflects here on the negotiations around language in the political declaration which will be adopted tomorrow. Continue reading  >

Stigma, discrimination, persecution and murder: Transphobia in Latin America

My name is Marcela Romero and I’m the Regional Coordinator for the Latin America and the Caribbean Network of Transgender People (REDLACTRANS). I am a trans woman. I fought for 10 years to be legally recognised as a woman in … Continue reading  >

Aspiration and belonging: 18 months old and living with HIV in Zambia

Enrique Restoy, manager of the Alliance’s What’s Preventing Prevention Campaign, recently travelled to Zambia where he met Beatrice, an 18-month-old girl who is living with HIV. Beatrice regularly visits the Bwafano Community Health Care Centre, which exemplifies how integrated community responses are reaching people who the state can’t. Continue reading  >

BBC Three documentary examines homophobia in Uganda

On Sunday BBC Three broadcast ‘The World’s Worst Place to Be Gay?’, an eye-opening documentary which explores the realities of being LGBT in Uganda and homophobic attitudes in the country. Continue reading  >

Human Rights Day

The Alliance is committed to promote and protect human rights in its mission to support community action, particularly among those most vulnerable and marginalised; to prevent HIV infection; to meet the challenges of HIV; and to build healthier communities. Continue reading  >

Discrimination fuels vulnerability to HIV across society

In many countries in Africa, where the HIV and AIDS epidemic is widespread across society, populations widely seen as most-at-risk of contracting HIV/AIDS (generally considered to be sex workers, men who have sex with men, and drug users) are often regarded as ‘negligible’ from an epidemiological point of view.
Writes Enrique Restoy, What’s Preventing Prevention Campaign Manager. Continue reading  >

Punishing professionals and patients for preventing HIV among drug users

Working in the provision of substitution maintenance therapy (SMT) for people who use drugs in Ukraine is a difficult and dangerous task. . .
Writes Enrique Restoy, What’s Preventing Prevention Campaign Manager. Continue reading  >

Human rights and why the Global Fund should still be global

During the 2010 Vienna conference, we have heard of human rights violations committed against those most vulnerable and at risk of contracting HIV and yet many middle income countries where these human rights take place will soon be ineligible to receive funding from the Global Fund.
Writes Enrique Restoy, What’s Preventing Prevention Campaign Manager. Continue reading  >