Women given an HIV-positive diagnosis are at risk of violence from their intimate partners. Health programs aim to increase men’s involvement in order to reduce the risk of violence and ensure more women get the care they need, particularly pregnant women — a key step in the broader fight to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Police say they are receiving an increasing number of complaints from people who say they were exploited by their pastors. Now, the government is considering a law that would require proof of qualification from anyone looking to open a church. But religious leaders say that there are already enough laws in place.
In 2017, the Zambian government introduced a new treatment to curb the spread of HIV and wipe out AIDS entirely by 2030. The treatment is effective – but many are using it as a catch-all solution, making them vulnerable to other sexually transmitted infections.