Health HIV and AIDS

Fighting HIV stigma, one radio broadcast at a time

Written by Elna Schütz

WATCH: youth radio reporters fight HIV stigma and create awareness in their community in the Eastern Cape

Despite free access to antiretroviral treatment, South African clinics often struggle to get youth through the door to test for HIV and access health services. In the town of Alice in the Eastern Cape, nurses say many adolescents only come to the clinic when they are critically ill, making treatment very difficult.

The Breaking New Ground youth reporters use their radio shows to get their community talking about HIV, and to encourage young people to accept their HIV status and take ownership of their health.

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• Produced by Makhulu, the Children’s Radio Foundation, and Forte FM
• Made possible with funding by Comic Relief and the M·A·C AIDS Fund

About the author

Elna Schütz