Statement: Youth Leadership to End AIDS – Getting the Response Back on Track

Globally, HIV continues to disproportionately impact young people in all our diversity, yet we remain marginalised and relegated to the role of dependents in receipt of services rather than as autonomous actors. Time and time again, we have shown that we can innovate and lead HIV responses in our communities. The interventions we lead, and have led, must be recognised as vital contributions of national, regional, and global HIV responses. The strengthening of formal and informal youth networks and organisations around the world increases our capacity as partners and leaders.

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