AJANews 126 – January 2014

Central African Republic: Jesuit-run program at university perseveres amid chaos - A Jesuit-led team of young people at the University of Bangui that usually focuses on HIV prevention has kept its doors open despite the extreme violence and political upheaval that have rocked the Central African Republic (CAR) for the past several months... Read more

Central African Republic: Learning to serve better - “Many people fear that getting to know their HIV status is like waking up a lion.” This expressive statement comes from Garlan Andjilio-Gbokossi, a young man who works as a counsellor with the Information, Education and Listening Centre (CIEE) run by the Jesuits at the University of Bangui... Read more

Social media: For better or for worse - In January, Pope Francis declared that the “Internet is a gift from God”, saying it offers “immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity”. However, the Pope warned against the possible dangers of being bombarded with too much information, of spending excessive amounts of time online and of selectively accessing material that bolsters already firmly held views... Read more

AJAN to launch AHAPPY webpage - Pope Francis’ conditional seal of approval of the internet comes as AJAN prepares to launch a webpage for young people as part of its AHAPPY package... Read more

Ireland: Renowned AIDS researcher awarded – again! - Fr Michael J. Kelly SJ, a renowned speaker, writer and researcher on AIDS in Africa, recently received another two awards is his native Ireland... Read more

Latest News

  • World AIDS Day Message 2018

    Today, in solidarity, we join our brothers and sisters throughout the world to commemorate women, men and children who have died as a result of HIV and AIDS and to express our closeness and support to those among us who are infected and affected by the disease...Read More 

  • Young Adolescents Sensitized on HIV in Kayole’s Soweto in Nairobi’s Informal Settlement

    Forty two young adolescents and youth aged 9 and 20 years from Bethsaida children Centre and Imani Children Home were mentored on peer influence, making responsible choices and HIV and AIDS ...Read More

  • Religious Leaders Commemorate Universal Children’s Day in Kenya

    AJAN, together with religious leaders from different faith backgrounds, children and youth were brought together for an interfaith breakfast meeting to reflect on pediatric HIV and Tuberculosis (TB) prevention, testing and Treatment...Read More

  • Meet Fr. Védaste Nkeshimana, the New Director of Service Yezu Mwiza, Burundi

    The new Director of Service Yezu Mwiza (SYM), Fr. Védaste NKESHIMANA, SJ describes himself as a simple person who loves truthfulness. He would do anything in his power to avoid any form of injustice especially to the poor and vulnerable population...Read More

  • Testimonies of HIV Positive Teens Effective amongst Teen Peers at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School, Kibera Slums-Nairobi

    John is 17 years old, HIV positive and living positively. He has lived with the virus since childhood. He gladly shares about his life experiences living with the virus...Read More

  • Teens' Sharing on HIV and AIDS at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School in Nairobi

  • Religious Leaders Commemorate Universal Children's Day in Kenya 

  • AJAN HIV and AIDS Prevention Programme (AHAPPY) training in Nairobi's Urban Informal Settlement in Kayole-Soeto

About AJAN

Jesuits across sub-Saharan Africa reach out daily to people affected by AIDS and seek to prevent the spread of HIV. The African Jesuit AIDS Network (AJAN) coordinates their efforts, inspired by the vision: Empowered individuals, families, and communities working towards an HIV and AIDS free society and fullness of life (cfr John 10:10)