Why it is needed
sex is the second largest health risk for young people globally. In many countries, sexuality education is limited or non-existent, and young
people don't have access to condoms, contraceptive methods and health care
services like testing.
Significant progress has been made in fighting the global AIDS epidemic: more and more people have access to HIV treatment and the number of new infections continues to decline. Unfortunately, most large efforts to combat HIV have failed to specifically address the vulnerability of young people. A limited understanding of youth’s specific needs and behavior, and inadequate communications strategies are responsible for these poor health outcomes. As a result, the number of young people under the age of 25 that died because of AIDS-related causes, increased with 50 % between 2004 and 2014.
Of all people infected with HIV, almost half are younger than 25
Since 2001, the number of people infected with HIV per year has decreased by nearly 33 %