Message on World AIDS Day 2016: Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi

Today, as we commemorate World AIDS Day, I would like to draw attention to the importance of addressing young people’s specific needs in the fight to end AIDS by 2030. While the HIV response has made considerable progress in reducing new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths, serious gaps remain, and young people still carry a

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The Need to Empower Young Women and Adolescent Girls

Young women and adolescent girls are disproportionately affected by HIV—in 2015, 75% of new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa were among adolescent girls aged 10–19 years. There is still an urgent need to promote prevention programmes for young women and adolescent girls, to realize the sexual and reproductive rights of young women and adolescent girls

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‘We were judgmental of young people’

Malawi – “I thought family planning was for married people, not for girls. We were not friendly to young people. We were judgmental,” says Blessings Sonkhanani, a nurse at Namwera Health Center. “Now I know that anyone of childbearing age is eligible for family planning. Now we know what young people need, we’re special to

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#EndAdolescentAIDS

DID YOU KNOW THAT EVERY HOUR 30 ADOLESCENTS ARE INFECTED WITH HIV? 2100000 are living with HIV worldwide. It's time for us to take action! ALL IN is about bringing everyone together to stop adolescent deaths, infections and violence.  Here’s the challenge: AIDS is the leading cause of death among adolescents in Africa. But simple

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Leaders from around the world are All In to end the AIDS epidemic among adolescents

NAIROBI, 17 February 2015—While major advances have been made in almost every area of the response to HIV, progress for adolescents is falling behind, said leaders in the global response to end the AIDS epidemic. AIDS has become the leading cause of death for adolescents in Africa and the second leading cause of death among

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Changes in Peru’s Penal Code will Enable More Young People to Access HIV Services

The Constitutional Tribunal of Peru is amending the Article 173 in its penal code which for many years had criminalized consensual sexual activity among young people. Sentencing was particularly severe with adolescents facing up to 30 years in prison. Article 173 of the penal code was also preventing young people from accessing essential health and

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