Over 350 participants attended the 3rd International Workshop on HIV & Adolescence, which took place October 2-4 in Nairobi, Kenya. Sessions explored cross-cutting issues:
- Game-changing youth-led initiatives such as READY to LEAD, where 100 young women living with HIV are regularly meeting with over 800 mentees in Zimbabwe to facilitate safe spaces, hear issues that are affecting them, and take those issues to district health officials and other decisionmakers for joint action.
- The development of long-acting injectable antiretrovirals for prevention and treatment – and what implications they have for young people.
- A psychosocial support program for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) living with HIV in Tanzania, providing AGYW-friendly zones which enable peer engagement and support, and have significantly increased engagement into care from under 70% to 93%.
Read highlights from each session and access the abstracts here.