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West African States Make Progress Towards Equitable Access to Health for Key Populations

According to the most recent data, HIV prevalence continues to be significantly higher among men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, people who use drugs and prisoners (or key…  


Judges and legal experts from 22 countries meet for the Sixth Africa Regional Judges Forum to discuss HIV, TB and human rights

Over 30 judges and magistrates from Africa and around the world gathered last week in Johannesburg for the annual Africa Regional Judges Forum to discuss the progress, challenges and latest…  


Africa Regional Grant on HIV welcomes Botswana High Court ruling decriminalizing same-sex sexual conduct

The Africa Regional Grant on HIV and its partners welcome the groundbreaking judgment issued by the Botswana High Court on 11 June 2019 decriminalizing same-sex sexual conduct between consenting…  



Official registration of key populations organizations opens doors for funding and sustainable HIV responses

Local community groups working with populations vulnerable to HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa are making inroads into obtaining official recognition by their governments, which is expanding opportunities…  


HIV and Human Rights in Nigeria

With an adult HIV prevalence of 2.8% and the second highest number of people living with HIV in the world, Nigeria’s HIV response is critical to the success of the global AIDS response. To coincide…  


More than words: Why HIV responses must put human rights centre stage

In community consultations in Nigeria, the descriptions of discrimination and violence shared by men who have sex with men and female sex workers were disturbing and extensive. ‘We were beaten up by a…  


Equipping lawyers and activists with the skills to counter criminalisation of HIV and TB

Strategic litigation, legal defense and advocacy efforts are vital tools to counter the criminalisation of HIV and tuberculosis (TB) and advance a human rights and evidence-based public health…  


Making the SDGs work for key populations in Africa

More than 50 members of the Africa Key Population Experts Group gathered this week in Johannesburg to take stock of progress since the group’s inception four years ago, and explore strategies to…  


Addressing legal barriers to fast-track the HIV and TB response in Africa

Six years after the first Africa Regional Dialogue on HIV and the Law and five years since the report of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law was released, over 140 advocates are gathering this…  

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