14:00 – 14:40 CEST
Perspectives from young HIV professionals
Did you know that HIV-related illness is still a leading cause of death among young people globally? The largest youth generation in history are either in or entering their sexual and reproductive years. Compared with other age groups, young people have lower uptake of treatment services and poorer retention rates, and the World Health Organization estimates that more than 30% of all new HIV infections globally are among people aged 15-25 years.
Young HIV professionals are finding innovative solutions to these challenges and demonstrating that the best experts in the HIV youth response are young people themselves. Join us as three well-known young HIV professionals answer your questions and share their expertise on what is required from research, programming and service delivery to improve health outcomes for young people.
Experts: Mercy Shibemba, Pascal Akahome and Igor Kuchin
Organized by the International AIDS Society