Section edited by Maria Ekstrand

This section considers studies regarding all aspects of healthcare provision for and the social aspects of HIV/AIDS in developing countries, including awareness, stigma, prevention, treatment, and all other aspects.

  1. Research article

    HIV prevalence, risky behaviors, and discrimination experiences among transgender women in Cambodia: descriptive findings from a national integrated biological and behavioral survey

    Transgender people are disproportionately affected by HIV. Despite their high vulnerability to HIV, lack of adequate epidemiological and surveillance data related to this population in many countries prevents ...

    Siyan Yi, Chanrith Ngin, Sovannary Tuot, Pheak Chhoun, Srean Chhim, Khuondyla Pal, Phalkun Mun and Gitau Mburu

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:14

    Published on: 23 May 2017

  2. Research article

    “When they know that you are a sex worker, you will be the last person to be treated”: Perceptions and experiences of female sex workers in accessing HIV services in Uganda

    HIV prevalence among female sex workers (FSWs) in high burden countries in sub-Saharan Africa varies between 24 and 72%, however their access to HIV services remains limited. This study explored FSWs’ perspect...

    Rhoda K. Wanyenze, Geofrey Musinguzi, Juliet Kiguli, Fred Nuwaha, Geoffrey Mujisha, Joshua Musinguzi, Jim Arinaitwe and Joseph K. B. Matovu

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:11

    Published on: 5 May 2017

  3. Research article

    Challenges in the delivery of public HIV testing and counselling (HTC) in Douala, Cameroon: providers perspectives and implications on quality of HTC services

    The Cameroon government has made HIV testing and counselling (HTC) a priority in its HIV/AIDS strategic plan. However, there is a dearth of literature on the perspectives of providers on the quality of HTC ser...

    Patrice Ngangue, Marie-Pierre Gagnon and Emmanuelle Bedard

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:9

    Published on: 8 April 2017

  4. Research article

    Prevalence of, and barriers to the disclosure of HIV status to infected children and adolescents in a district of Ghana

    Globally there are about 3.3million children under the age of 15 years living with HIV. Of this number, 88% live in sub-Saharan Africa. In Ghana, an estimated 33,000 children were said to be living with the HI...

    Eric Gyamfi, Paul Okyere, Acheampong Enoch and Emmanuel Appiah-Brempong

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:8

    Published on: 8 April 2017

  5. Research article

    Unpacking early infant male circumcision decision-making using qualitative findings from Zimbabwe

    Early infant male circumcision (EIMC) has been identified as a key HIV prevention intervention. Exploring the decision-making process for adoption of EIMC for HIV prevention among parents and other key stakeho...

    Webster Mavhu, Karin Hatzold, Getrude Ncube, Shamiso Fernando, Collin Mangenah, Kumbirai Chatora, Roy Dhlamini, Owen Mugurungi, Ismail Ticklay and Frances M. Cowan

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:2

    Published on: 9 January 2017

  6. Research article

    Persistent misconceptions about HIV transmission among males and females in Malawi

    The prevalence of HIV in Malawi is one of the highest in sub-Saharan Africa, and misconceptions about its mode of transmission are considered a major contributor to the continued spread of the virus.

    Yujiro Sano, Roger Antabe, Kilian Nasung Atuoye, Lucia Kafui Hussey, Jason Bayne, Sylvester Zackaria Galaa, Paul Mkandawire and Isaac Luginaah

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:16

    Published on: 7 June 2016

  7. Research article

    Assessment of a couples HIV counseling and testing program for pregnant women and their partners in antenatal care (ANC) in 7 provinces, Thailand

    Couples HIV testing and counseling (CHTC) at antenatal care (ANC) settings allows pregnant women to learn the HIV status of themselves and their partners. Couples can make decisions together to prevent HIV tra...

    Rangsima Lolekha, Nareeluck Kullerk, Mitchell I Wolfe, Kanyarat Klumthanom, Thapanaporn Singhagowin, Sarika Pattanasin, Potjaman Sombat, Thananda Naiwatanakul, Chailai Leartvanangkul and Nipunporn Voramongkol

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:39

    Published on: 24 December 2014

  8. Research article

    Exploring the relevance of male involvement in the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV services in Blantyre, Malawi

    Male involvement (MI) in Prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) services remains low despite the progress registered in the implementation of the PMTCT program...

    Alinane Linda Nyondo, Angela Faith Chimwaza and Adamson Sinjani Muula

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:30

    Published on: 30 October 2014

  9. Research article

    Ethical considerations of providers and clients on HIV testing campaigns in Burkina Faso

    Campaigns have been conducted in a number of low HIV prevalence African settings, as a strategy to expand HIV testing, and it is important to assess the extent to which individual rights and quality of care ar...

    Alice Desclaux, Odette Ky-Zerbo, Jean-François Somé and Carla Makhlouf Obermeyer

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:27

    Published on: 16 October 2014

  10. Research article

    HIV testing among pregnant women living with HIV in India: are private healthcare providers routinely violating women’s human rights?

    In India, approximately 49,000 women living with HIV become pregnant and deliver each year. While the government of India has made progress increasing the availability of prevention of mother-to-child transmis...

    Purnima Madhivanan, Karl Krupp, Vinay Kulkarni, Sanjeevani Kulkarni, Neha Vaidya, Reshma Shaheen, Sean Philpott and Celia Fisher

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:7

    Published on: 24 March 2014

  11. Research article

    Adolescents and parents’ perceptions of best time for sex and sexual communications from two communities in the Eastern and Volta Regions of Ghana: implications for HIV and AIDS education

    Adolescents and parents’ differ in their perceptions regarding engaging in sexual activity and protecting themselves from pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The views of adolescents and pare...

    Emmanuel Asampong, Joseph Osafo, Jeffrey Bart Bingenheimer and Clement Ahiadeke

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:40

    Published on: 26 September 2013

  12. Debate

    Integration of HIV care into maternal health services: a crucial change required in improving quality of obstetric care in countries with high HIV prevalence

    The failure to reduce preventable maternal deaths represents a violation of women’s right to life, health, non-discrimination and equality. Maternal deaths result from weaknesses in health systems: inadequate ...

    Farai D Madzimbamuto, Sunanda Ray and Keitshokile D Mogobe

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:27

    Published on: 10 June 2013

  13. Research article

    Association of Khat and alcohol use with HIV infection and age at first sexual initiation among youths visiting HIV testing and counseling centers in Gamo-Gofa Zone, South West Ethiopia

    HIV/AIDS is the major problem and an obstacle to both the health and development of people in Ethiopia today. It is also indicated that the use of substances have dramatically increased despite the serious con...

    Marelign Tilahun Malaju and Gistane Ayele Asale

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:10

    Published on: 2 February 2013

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