HIV programming for young people

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With youth partners in the lead and capacitated to influence policies, implement quality interventions and become sustainable, we aim to reach 500,000 young people in sub-Saharan Africa between 2022 and 2025. We do so through activities that:
– strengthen the agency of young people to meet their own health needs;
– increase HIV prevention choices for adolescent girls and young women;
– improve treatment outcomes and quality of life for adolescents and young people living with HIV.

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Our programming documentation

Our key principles in HIV programming for youth are youth leadership, self-care, inclusiveness, and community-based. Read all about these and about our aim, budgets and partnership opportunities in HIV programming for young people in our 4-pager.

Download the Youth programming 4-pager

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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-course 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.

Check out the life-cycle approach

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Our youth projects

You(th) Care

You(th) Care

You(th) Care will enable adolescents and youth aged 10-25 years, especially girls and other vulnerable adolescents, in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia to advocate for and practice self-care for their SRHR needs and to increase access to (digital) self-care services and commodities.

Communities
  • Young people,
Read more about You(th) Care

YouthWise

YouthWise

There is a high need to improve treatment outcomes and quality of life for adolescents and young people living with HIV. YouthWise aims to amplify the voices of young people living with HIV in Kenya and Malawi to enable them to practice self-care and fulfil their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) needs.

Communities
  • Young people,
Read more about YouthWise

EmpoweRing: Prevention by Choice

EmpoweRing: Prevention by Choice

Through the EmpoweRing project we advocate for accelerated approval and uptake of the Dapivirine vaginal ring as an HIV prevention tool for women and girls in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda. The Dapivirine ring is the first discreet, women-controlled, long-acting HIV prevention product. The project will be implemented by International Community of Women living with HIV Eastern Africa (ICWEA) and partners using the Youth Advocates model. This model seeks to empower and build resilience among adolescent girls and young women in addressing HIV needs.

Communities
  • Adolescent girls and young women,
Read more about EmpoweRing: Prevention by Choice

Thandizo

Thandizo

The Thandizo approach supports young people living with HIV to adhere to treatment. It is a combination of support groups and a mobile app. This online application is used by Community Health Care Workers and peer educators. At the same time, the app collects data of responses, which supports health facilities to adapt services based on the needs of young people with HIV.

Communities
  • People living with HIV,
  • Young people,
Read more about Thandizo
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Tanya Marlo Indonesia – Stepped Care Model

Tanya Marlo Indonesia – Stepped Care Model

Tanya Marlo (‘Ask Marlo’) works to reach young people with quality HIV information and guides them to tailored advice and services, such as HIV self-testing and PrEP.

Communities
  • LGBTIQ+ people,
  • People living with HIV,
  • Young people,
Read more about Tanya Marlo Indonesia – Stepped Care Model

One2One – Stepped Care Model

One2One – Stepped Care Model

This project aims to improve health and wellbeing of adolescents and young people in Kenya by taking a stepped care approach.

Communities
  • Young people,
Read more about One2One – Stepped Care Model

B-wise

B-wise

B-wise aims to become the most trusted, personalised and engaging source of SRHR health information for adolescents and youth in South Africa.

Communities
  • Young people,
Read more about B-wise

Vibrações – Stepped Care Model

Vibrações – Stepped Care Model

As a nationwide youth brand, Vibrações aims to enhance Mozambican young people’s sexual health and reproductive rights by addressing their different needs in a youth-friendly way.

Communities
  • LGBTIQ+ people,
  • People living with HIV,
  • Young people,
Read more about Vibrações – Stepped Care Model