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Adolescents with HIV in Asia Pacific
Medical record of an HIV positive patient
C. de Bode / Panos Pictures
Adolescents living with HIV are now dealing with the complex consequences of life-long HIV and ART. This report documents the experiences of adolescents living with HIV as they disclose their HIV status, deal with life-long ART, move from pediatric to adult health care services, navigate sexuality and relationships and build their independent lives.

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Income-generating activities for young peoplein southern Africa: Exploring AIDS andother constraints
Flora Hadju; Nicola Ansell; E. Robson; Lorraine van Blerk; Lucy Chipeta / Wiley Online Library 2010
This paper reports on a study with rural young people (aged 10–24 years) in Malawi and Lesotho, focusing on their opportunities to learn skills and access capital and assets to engage in income-generating activities (IGAs). Parti...
Ending child marriage and stopping the spread of HIV ...opportunities and challenges for action
End Child Marriage Now (African Union) 2016
AIDS is now the number-one killer of adolescents in Africa. What is more worrying is that seven of every 10 new infections of HIV among adolescents are girls, which shows how vulnerable girls are to acquiring HIV. Similar soci...
Averting 'New Variant Famine' in Southern Africa: building food-secure livelihoods with AIDS-affected young people
N. Ansell; E. Robson; L. van Blerk; F. Hajdu / Economic and Social Research Council, UK 2009
Numerous reports have linked AIDS’ impacts on young people and their long term food insecurity, through, for instance, orphans’ failure to inherit property and resources; inability to retain rights to land which they are too...
Averting ‘New Variant Famine’ in Southern Africa: building food-secure rural livelihoods with AIDS-affected young people
N. Ansell / Department for International Development, UK 2009
Southern Africa is experiencing the world’s highest HIV prevalence rates alongside recurrent food crises. This has prompted scholars to hypothesise a 'New Variant Famine' in which inability to access food is driven by the effects...
Learning from young people about their lives: using participatory methods to research the impacts of AIDS in southern Africa
N. Ansell; F. Hajdu; L. van Blerk; E. Robson / Children's Geographies 2012
Methods of participatory research have become popular among children’s geographers as they are believed to enable young people to speak openly about their lives in unthreatening contexts. In this paper the authors reflect...
Averting ‘New Variant Famine’ in Southern Africa: building food secure rural livelihoods with AIDS-affected young people
Department for International Development, UK 2009
Southern Africa is experi-encing the world’s highest HIV prevalence rates alongside recurrent food crises. This has prompted scholars to hypothesise a 'New Variant Famine' in which inability to access food is driven by the ef-fec...
Income generating activities as components of sustainable rural livelihoods for young southern Africans - AIDS and other constraints
The Geographical Journal 2011
The literature dedicated to exploring rural livelihoods in southern Africa has devoted comparatively little attention to non-agricultural livelihoods, as several authors have pointed out. This gap in knowledge about non-agricultural l...
Factors shaping the HIV-competence of two primary schools in rural Zimbabwe
International Journal of Educational Development 2015
School attendance often has positive impacts on the well-being of HIV-affected and HIV-vulnerable children in sub-Saharan Africa. In the context of the growing emphasis on the need for schools to go ‘beyond education’, inter...
The role of schools in supporting HIV-affected children in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review
L.B. Andersen / London School of Economics 2012
HIV-affected children (themselves sick/with sick parents/orphaned) are particularly vulnerable to poor nutrition, mental and physical health, sexual abuse and poverty - which consequently tend to have a negative impact on their school...
AIDS-affected young people’s access to livelihood assets: Exploring 'new variant famine' in rural southern Africa
Nicola Ansell / Journal of Rural Studies 2016
The ‘new variant famine’ hypothesis suggests AIDS is contributing to food insecurity in southern Africa. Proposed causal mechanisms include a loss of livelihood assets and skills, brought about through AIDS? impacts on child...
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A scientific diagram of the circulatory system, painted on a wall in Dubangat Momicha government-run secondary school, in Ethiopia. The mural indicates the main arteries and veins of the heart.

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