HIV/Aids and human rights

This category delves into topical HIV/Aids concerns, encompassing gender dynamics and gender-based violence (GBV), which elevate HIV risk and impede care access. It examines cultural barriers like partner inheritance and child marriages, and highlights the heightened vulnerability stemming from social and cultural factors among marginalised groups such as children, LGBTQ+ individuals, drug users and people with disabilities. It also investigates emerging challenges like mental health, shifting sexual behaviours and tailored interventions across the lifespan.

Stigma, discrimination and human rights violations

This theme encompasses issues such as stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV/Aids, HIV criminalisation laws, cultural practices that enable the spread of HIV, deteriorating human rights climate, repressive national laws, xenophobia, social exclusion, as well as the need for LGBTQ+ rights and advocacy.

Inequalities and disparities in access to HIV services

The investigative lens in this theme turns to issues related to persistent inequalities and inequities in diagnosis and access to HIV treatment, healthcare disparities and general inequalities driving the HIV/Aids epidemic.

Sexual and reproductive health and rights

This area highlights the importance of sexual and reproductive health and rights, unsafe sex practices and limited access to contraception and education, especially for women and adolescents, in the context of HIV/Aids prevention and treatment.