HIV and young people – it's not just about more condoms
'The doctor, instead of conducting a normal consultation, began to give me moral advice.' he number of adolescents and young people today is at an all-time high. There are more than 1.8 billion young people in the world, 90% of whom live in developing countries, where they tend to make up a large proportion of the population. Vital information on sexuality, HIV transmission and legal protection is already difficult to access as a young person. As a young person whose sexuality, work or HIV status has been criminalised or shamed, that access can be removed completely.
Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Brooklyn, NY, USA