In the Zimbabwean Bubi mini-district one in five people is infected with HIV. However, those affected have hardly any access to medical help. Together with our partner organisation Bekezela, we train young people to protect themselves properly against HIV/AIDS and early pregnancy.
People who belong to the particularly vulnerable groups are also exposed to special dangers in connection with HIV/AIDS. The speakers at the conference "HIV/AIDS and vulnerable groups - No one left behind" made it impressively clear how this special problem should be taken into account in daily project work.
The annual conference of aidsfocus.ch and terre des hommes schweiz on 10 April 2014 in Berne was devoted to the topic of "Sexual Violence and HIV". According to the WHO, every third woman worldwide is exposed to physical and/or sexual violence. These attacks have a direct impact on the health of those affected and are one of the main causes of HIV infection.
Irene Bush, PSS Psychosocial Support Unit