Preventing HIV/AIDS in Young People

Evidence from Developing Countries on what Works

No. of pages: 8

Publication Date: 2006

Author: WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNAIDS, LSHTM

Publisher: WHO

Young people are particularly vulnerable to HIV: 15-24 year old account for 50% of new cases. Five to six thousand youths become infected every day, most of them in developing countries. The UN General Assembly Special Session on AIDS in June 2001 set a number of goals to drive efforts to reduce prevalence in this age group.

This report provides evidence based recommendations for policy-makers, programme managers and researchers to guide efforts towards meeting the UN goals on HIV/AIDS and young people. These goals aim to decrease prevalence and vulnerability; and to increase access to information, skills and services.