ICW Blog


Young women living with HIV on the frontline of advocacy for Gender Equality

Author: Laura Thuo

Laura Thuo, ICW's new Communications Assistant shares insightful thoughts on why young women living with HIV need to be at the center of the #pressforprogress towards Gender Equality discourse.

Do You See HIV?

Author: Lucy Wanjiku, Kenya

Seeing my little girl grow, has added so much value to my life and I am a better person because of her. I cannot imagine life without her, not for anything in this world. To think that someone behind closed doors can decide for a second, that just because of my HIV status I do not deserve to have a child shutters the core of my being. If only this person would take a walk a mile in our shoes.

Experiences of being a woman living with HIV

Author: CYWAG Member Wales

My community of children living with HIV was a small one, there are currently about 1200 children in the UK living with HIV. Within my community there are so many amazing people that have gone before me and have been such a good helping hand when I am in a time in which I feel like nobody understands.

Is Breast Best?

Author: CYWAG Member UK

For women living with HIV, breastfeeding has often been vilified and potentially criminalized because of its potential to transmit HIV. However, breastfeeding can be a good option and in many cases a necessity in resource limited countries where women often have to make difficult trade-offs between HIV prevention goals and poor nutrition.

An Interview with Susan Paxton, PhD - The Global Advocate

Author: Sarah Feagan, Australia

Susan has been a mentor, a life saver and a dear friend to me. We met because of my HIV diagnosis and have become family. She is also a mother, hard core change maker, author, documentary film maker, artist, advocate, educator and matriarch of the HIV community globally.