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Africa Rise Goes Live

Africa Rise Goes Live

Find out more about Africa Rise, an exciting new online space for African men who have sex with men (MSM).

How do you tell a child they have HIV?

How do you tell a child they have HIV?

Finding out you have HIV can be distressing and confusing for anyone. Imagine being a parent who has to tell their child that they are HIV positive. Luckily there are people who can help. Maria is the mum of an HIV positive child and this is her story.

Afrobeats Keep Rising

Afrobeats Keep Rising

Award-winning website factory78.com showcases urban entertainers and music. Here are Factory78 presenter Adesope Olajide’s predictions for Afrobeat in 2014.

Do Africans Have Casual Sex?

Do Africans Have Casual Sex?

The question of casual sex in African communities has led to many heated debates at social gatherings. To put the matter to bed, Mambo used WhatsApp to chat with 70 Africans from various walks of life to find out their thoughts on casual sex.

I Said I Would Never Marry, Then I Met Him…

I Said I Would Never Marry, Then I Met Him…

We meet Samantha, an African living in the UK, to talk about her experience of being in a couple where one partner has HIV and the other doesn’t.

Recent News

Get help if you’ve been at risk of HIV

Get help if you’ve been at risk of HIV

Post Exposure Prophylaxis (also known as PEP) is a course of medication that can stop you becoming HIV positive after you’ve been exposed to the virus.

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Where to get condoms

Where to get condoms

If you’ve been reading our articles about safer sex you might be wondering where you can get condoms – you’ll be pleased to know there are lots of places where they are given out free.

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Dear Dr Michael…

Dear Dr Michael…

Do you have a health-related problem that’s troubling you? Terrence Higgins Trusts’ Medical Director Dr Michael Brady can help you find answers.

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Positive Parenthood

Positive Parenthood

Over six years ago Donald and his partner Rudo, both living with HIV, decided that they wanted a child. Donald tells Mambo their story.

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A New Taste of Africa

A New Taste of Africa

Food blogger Antoinette Gilbert recreates African dishes with finesse and flair, presenting them in a stylish and contemporary way. She has been kind enough to share this recipe with Mambo. The challenge is this – go and make the dish and tell us what you think.

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What to watch in 2015

What to watch in 2015

Black actors and actors with links to Africa will be blazing a trail across cinema and TV screens again this year with some sizzling hot new releases. Find out what not to miss and what’s got us talking.

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Mambo issue 14 – Spring 2015

Mambo issue 14 – Spring 2015

Welcome to our best issue yet of Mambo, where we are celebrating and exploring things that are happening in the lives of Africans in the UK.

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Five Common HIV Myths Exposed

Five Common HIV Myths Exposed

Sometimes it’s easy to push uncomfortable topics to the back of your mind, especially when it comes to our health. Why are we so reluctant to avoid tests that could save or prolong our lives?

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Focus on men’s health

Focus on men’s health

It’s autumn, the days are getting shorter and there’s a chill in the air – so exercise may be the last thing on your mind. But here are ten top ways to supercharge your health.

Stopping HIV in its tracks… It Starts With Me

Stopping HIV in its tracks… It Starts With Me

African communities in England can stop the spread of HIV in their community within a generation. This is the key message of HIV Prevention England’s (HPE) major new campaign – It Starts With Me.

HIV: What’s your risk?

HIV: What’s your risk?

HIV is a serious sexually transmitted infection, but it’s also relatively easy to guard against. Knowing how HIV is passed on during sex may help protect you or your partner from the virus. In this column, we explain the level of risk associated with different types of sex.

There’s no better time to test

There’s no better time to test

The Government has announced a change in the law that allows free HIV treatment for everyone diagnosed with HIV, regardless of their immigration status.