Our ultimate goal is an AIDS-free generation, and that goal can only be achieved by working with the youth of today. HIV prevention, treatment and care activities must be in line with the needs of the youth if we intend to curb and ultimately stop the transmission of new infections.
By listening to and considering the experiences and opinions of our youth, we can tailor our HIV programmes to their needs. Empowering our youth to stop the spread of HIV is at the core of our youth-led activities.
We have partnered with like-minded organisations that are establishing a youth advisory committee that will provide input into HIV programme development. We have also received funding to train and employ youth advocates, who will deliver school and community-based HIV education sessions targeted at the male youth.