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Kenyan teen using poetry to teach people about HIV and polio.
Kenyan teen poet Meshack use rhyme to educate people on the dangers of diseases like HIV and polio.
'I can't live with my conscience if I don't speak out'
A Presbyterian minister says the church needs to do more to support people living with HIV in Northern Ireland.
HIV-infected cells

Michele Paduano

BBC Midlands health correspondent

Public Health England says a rise in the West Midlands since 2015 is a cause for concern.

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Can Namibia achieve an AIDS-free generation?

How Namibia has managed a 50% reduction in new HIV infections in the past two years
Saturday marks the 30th anniversary of World Aids Day. In Namibia, there is much to celebrate. The country has made significant progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Over the past two years, Namibia has seen a 50% reduction in new infections. Nomsa Maseko has been founding out how.

(Photo: Health worker draws blood. Credit: Getty Images)
Labour MP who told the Commons his HIV status says the reaction has been “very positive”
Labour MP who told the Commons his HIV status says the reaction has been “very positive”

'Shock' £140,000 donation to fight Aids and HIV

BBC Radio Jersey

People who have HIV or Aids or have been affected by the disease are being asked to tell a Channel Island charity how they could be better supported.

Equality charity Liberate have been given an unexpected £140,000 donation to be used to support the fight against the disease.

The CEO of the charity, Vic Tanner-Davy, said they want people to tell them how best to use it.

It's about finding out what the most useful thing would be for us to do across the Channel Islands with that donation. And that's why we're doing the research that we're doing at the moment - asking the public to get involved with the survey that we're releasing on 1 December to mark World Aids Day."

Vic Tanner-DavyCEO, Liberate