Young people, including young people living with HIV, often lack access to sexuality information and services. Policies are often not well aligned to the reality of young people. Young people aren’t always aware of their rights. This hinders their access to sexuality education and there is a lack of youth friendly health services. Therefore, young people are often unable to make informed choices concerning their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), with all the consequences that that entails.
"By being empowered I know, my future is in my hands"
Watch this energetic vlog in which Nosipho and many other young people clearly illustrate the importance of being empowered.
Age-appropriate HIV prevention and treatment
The risks of HIV infection, the challenges of accessing services and the solutions to these challenges, change at different stages of life. Aidsfonds uses a life-cycle approach for programming. This way we better understand the complex dynamics of the HIV epidemic and can provide tailor made solutions for children, adolescents and young people while growing up.
Twice per year Aidsfonds publishes e-news focused on young people. In these newsletter we share information, best practices, tools and research with the aim to strengthen your work with this community group. Interested? Sign up to our e-news and get it delivered straight into your mailbox.