In my region of Asia and the Pacific, substantial progress has been made in combating HIV. However, in recent years, troubling trends suggest that these efforts need to be rethought in order to reach people most at risk. AIDS-related deaths among 10-19-year-olds almost quadrupled in South Asia between 2001 and 2015 from 1,500 to 5,300 and Asia-Pacific currently has about 220,000 adolescents living with HIV. (Source: UNICEF, UNAIDS)
At this crucial point in time, the Generation Now partnership is springing into action.
Generation Now is a collective effort to unite advocates, young leaders, academics, funders, policymakers, and frontline healthcare workers to connect the dots between HIV, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and the particular needs of adolescents and young women. It aims to ensure that young people across the globe, living with HIV or at risk of contracting HIV, will lead healthy and happy lives.