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Friederike

Zanzibar National Youth Conference 25-26 October: Whose responsibility is development?

Who is responsible if the opportunities for young people to participate are limited; if perfectly capable and eager young people are unemployed and unable to support themselves and their families; and...

Ahmed

AIDS and the revolution

Although I have written about HIV/AIDS in Egypt before, and despite the general attitude of avoiding this heavy subject, there's always a need to address it and discuss the situation of HIV/AIDS in th...

Anusha, United Nations

Youth Empowering Youth: Speaking Out about HIV

A recent article, “All Grown Up with HIV” in POZ magazine written by Associate Editor, Crisitina Gonzalez, chronicles the stories of four young people living with HIV. The youth range from ages 17...

Daniel

Do we neglect male sexual and reproductive health?

Maternal mortality, gender based violence, lack of contraception, female genital mutilation and other issues are urgent for many girls and women around the world. There is no doubt these issues have t...

Malika

Inspiring stories of young people for the Istanbul Youth Conference

Each of us has a role model or a person we admire. Most of them are famous outstanding people. I always get inspired by people who live around me. I admire young people who make changes in their co...

Aiman

Snapshots from my life in Kyrgyzstan

It’s not easy to explain why I decided to tell you my story. I was 8 when my parents divorced, and it seems to me that at that moment, I first realized that life can be cruel. My grandmother took ca...

Aysel

What is better – prevention or cure?

Are you a young person interested in global issues? Do you have solutions for the present-day global challenges and moreover, a clear vision of how to make a world a better place to live? Then Convers...

Richael, Advocates for Youth

MTV “Ignites” a Change in Kenya, Zambia, and Trinidad & Tobago

Can a TV show cross boundaries and change perceptions? Can it spark discussions and erase stereotypes? Most importantly, can it stop the spread of AIDS? The impact of a MTV show in three develo...

Nikki

Let’s Talk About Sex – Because Lives Are on the Line

What does it take to create and sustain a sexually healthy nation?  That's one of the main questions asked in "Let's Talk About Sex," a new film premiering in the U.S. on TLC this April 9th. ...

Anoush

SMS quizzes, chats, micro-blogging & the battle against HIV/AIDS

What is 'social mobile', and what's it got to do with Millennium Development Goal 6: to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases? Let me share three novel and innovative social mobile initiatives: ...

Brooke

Conflict about reproductive health and gender roles leaves youth unprepared to make choices

A strong, independent young woman is walking across her university campus. As she passes the familiar buildings and people, her mind is racing over her new discovery. Already she is defying the tradit...

Robert

A silent phenomenon spreads HIV

Young sex workers in rural Zimbabwe have embarked on a fatal path that increases their likelihood of contracting and spreading HIV. Poverty and a lack of information intensify the problem, but instead...

Angella

Stigma and discrimination surrounding HIV/AIDS

A young woman in Uganda contracts HIV/AIDS and faces relentless prejudice that alters every aspect of her life. She is only one of the millions of young people whose physical challenges are multiplied...

Diana, Northern Uganda Malaria AIDS & Tuberculosis Program (NUMAT)

Many hands: how to reach HIV positive youth

HIV positive youth encounter profound and varied challenges. We say we want to help, yet we continually let them down when we don't provide the services they need. It's a growing problem without a sin...

Ricardo

HIV prevention: are we really doing it right?

40% of new infections still occur among people aged 15 to 24, but things are starting to change…I think. A few weeks ago at the XVIII International AIDS Conference, we saw young people doing thea...

Sophie

The world’s condom demand, fulfilled by you and me

“An estimated 13 billion condoms per year are needed to help halt the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, according to UNAIDS. The reality falls short.” (UNFPA) A condom he...

Diana, Northern Uganda Malaria AIDS & Tuberculosis Program (NUMAT)

Many hands: how to reach HIV positive youth

HIV positive youth encounter profound and varied challenges. We say we want to help, yet we continually let them down when we don't provide the services they need. It's a growing problem without a sin...

Sydney

Do you want to know your HIV status?

Some say it's empowering to learn your HIV status and to get tested. Others feel it's better not to know, because of all the issues HIV can raise. My name is Sydney Hushie and I have four questions fo...

sharmin, BRAC

Women are predominantly the victims of HIV/AIDS

A response to the blog-post "HIV thrives on poverty." Overwhelmingly, it is women who are victimized by HIV/AIDS. Poor women who have no decision making power their partners, specially their husban...

Remmy, UNAIDS

The fight against HIV and young volunteers

A response to the blog-post "HIV thrives on poverty". The young volunteers who are involved in the fight against HIV get nothing in return. I come from a country whose HIV prevalence is one of the...

Sarah, UNIFEM

Diamonds: Real stories of women living and HIV/AIDS

Image by Robert Miller via Flickr The new book and documentary Diamonds tells the stories of ten women and one girl who are all HIV-positive. Globally, the incidence of HIV/AIDS among women is r...

Deni, Americans for UNFPA

Women are trapped in a cycle

The feminization of AIDS and poverty are linked in a cycle that practically ensures the spread of the disease, even if a vaccine were developed. For the 51 million of girls around the world who wer...

Kishalaya (Dodo), NEIHRN

Harm Reduction – It saves lives!

Harm Reduction saves lives, though it has been misunderstood by a majority of people and some governments are even against it. For the sake of clarity and the purpose it has served to our community, e...

Neil, UNFPA

HIV Thrives on Poverty

HIV thrives on poverty, is spread by poverty and produces poverty in its turn. The relationship isn’t simple – if it were, AIDS might not have struck so hard in a relatively prosperous country lik...

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