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A week in quotes: PATA 2018 Youth Summit

A week in quotes: PATA 2018 Youth Summit

This week the five IAS Youth Champions joined more than 200 delegates at the PATA 2018 Youth Summit in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. To wrap-up the three-day event, the Youth Champions are sharing some of their favourite quotes and moments from the week. The power of partnerships "We must partner for meaningful youth participation. We are behind on targets and there are persistent challenges. There are structural barriers of stigma, discrimination, consent and access to sexual and reproductive heal...
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HIV prevention for the next generation

HIV prevention for the next generation

In this special interactive interview, Nduku Kilonzo, IAS Member and Executive Director of the National AIDS Control Council of Kenya, highlights the key factors that make young people, particularly women and girls, vulnerable to HIV and how to address those challenges. "HIV prevention and care are really two sides of the same coin. New infections among adolescents, especially young women, are on the rise in sub-Saharan Africa, and we must address the societal causes of these vulnerabilities.”...
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HIVR4P: A week in review

HIVR4P: A week in review

The HIV Research for Prevention conference (HIVR4P 2018) brought more than 1,400 attendees to Madrid, including researchers, policy makers and advocates from 50 countries. Here's a wrap-up of the key themes in HIV prevention and vaccine research. More signposts on the road to a vaccine The journey of discovery toward an effective HIV vaccine may be longer than many imagined, but the consensus this week is that there are now more signposts than ever to guide the way. HIVR4P included a wealth of...
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My journey to a TB cure

My journey to a TB cure

Noludwe Mabandlela, 40, is an IAS Member and assistant researcher from Cape Town, South Africa. She became a tuberculosis (TB) advocate after her own diagnosis in 2017 and, today, shares how access to the latest medicines is improving care for people with drug-resistant TB. This is her story… Read more
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The UN helped reverse the AIDS epidemic. It now must do the same for TB

The UN helped reverse the AIDS epidemic. It now must do the same for TB

The UN helped reverse the AIDS epidemic. It now must do the same for TB.   Anton Pozniak, President of the International AIDS Society, and José Castro, Executive Director of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) In 1996, the momentous announcement of combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) at the International AIDS Conference in Vancouver changed the HIV/AIDS epidemic forever. For the first time, HIV/AIDS could be effectively treated, and it was no long...
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Youth engagement in HIV activism

Youth engagement in HIV activism

This year marks the 18th International Youth Day (12 August), first observed by the United Nations General Assembly in recognition of young people as agents of change. In this Then and now series, six activists across generations share how living with HIV shaped their personal journeys toward activism. Three of them began their work in the earliest days of the epidemic, and they speak about the legacy of their advocacy. Three, new to HIV activism, share what drew them to the movement. Each perso...
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“What we really need”: A young person’s perspective

“What we really need”: A young person’s perspective

By Aurelio Orta Resendiz, 2017 IAS Youth Ambassador and Generation Now Co-Chair Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV prevention and care have changed dramatically over the past 45 years. Technological advances in both fields have given women modern birth control methods, including safe abortion services, and ushered in an era of HIV prevention and treatment so effective that a daily pill can provide protection or ensure a long and healthy life. But despite progress, these dual landscap...
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