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observatory of young people living with HIV

observatory of young people living with HIV

In 2021, the United Nations Political Declaration on HIV made clear that the goal was: “to end inequality and take action to end AIDS by 2030”; At times, I have reaffirmed the importance of youth leadership in this response to HIV. There are two innovative youth-led HIV networks: the Global Network of Young People Living with HIV (Y+ Global) and the Compact. They are on the initiative of tracking tool, supported by the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS) in seven countries: Burundi, Ghana, Kyrgyzstan, the Philippines, Uganda, Vietnam and Zimbabwe. The idea is for young people living with HIV to assess the way in which the HIV response is being carried out in their countries and in particular what is being implemented towards young people and especially “if this response respects the commitments to young people needed to achieve the HIV goals for 2025 and Goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (“Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.”) It is critical in the global response to HIV to promote the participation of adolescents and adolescents, as well as young people using real-time data systems and platforms for engaging with people. This will positively impact on knowledge, attitudes, and social and behavioral change, as well as promoting social accountability of service providers and decision makers to improve the quality of life of young people living with HIV and other sexual minorities,” Tinashe Grateful Ruvorwadzo, one of the directors at Y+ Global. This is absolutely necessary because while young people represent 16% of the world’s population, they account for 27% of new HIV infections in 2020. “Despite the disproportionate rate of HIV infection among young people, this age group continues to face discrimination and exclusion from health systems and a lack of information about their sexual and reproductive rights, risk reduction and HIV services,” notes the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS. Through this observatory, Pact and Y+ Global aim to create “accurate qualitative data for national and local youth-led organizations to hold their governments and service providers accountable for health and safety commitments.” youth well-being. “This will help focus mobilization on specific national priorities to achieve the goals set out in the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS and the Global Strategy to Combat AIDS 2021-2026: Ending Inequality, Ending AIDS,” notes UNAIDS. / AIDS.

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