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Kristin Palitza

Kristin is a freelance journalist, editor and media consultant with more than 15 years experience in the newspaper, news agency and magazine industries in Germany, the US and South Africa. The current focus of her work is writing in-depth African features on socio-political and health-related issues, especially HIV/AIDS. She is based in Durban, South Africa.

Journalism by Kristin Palitza

HIV headlines give half the story


Writing about male circumcision for HIV prevention presents considerable communication challenges. How has the South African press handled it?

2031 outlook: more promises


Finding a vaccine and a cure for AIDS are the next urgent priorities.

Dying for housing


In the US, homeless HIV positive people die five times faster.