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Six vibrant Young Reporters Cover ICASA 2013 in South Africa.

Posted December 9, 2013 Avatar Brighton Kaoma

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Young people remain at the centre of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in terms of rates of infection, vulnerability, impact, and potential for change. They have grown up in a world changed by AIDS but many still lack comprehensive and correct knowledge about how to prevent HIV infection. This situation persists even though the world has agreed that young people have the human right to education, information and services that could protect them from harm. Young people are disproportionatel...


Views from an HIV/AIDS youth representative

Posted December 8, 2013 no picture Children's Radio Foundation

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Youth Reporter Yoliswa caught up with Annah Sango after presenting as one of the key speakers at the opening of the ICASA Pre Youth Conference. 25 year old Annah is a youth representative from Zimbabwe for the International Community of Women living with HIV and AIDS.


Back to basics: let's talk about sex!

Posted December 8, 2013 no picture Children's Radio Foundation

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Youth Reporter Brighton caught up with Nazo after she chaired and presented in a discussion entitled 'Teaching and Learning: young people and sex education'. Nazo shares her thoughts on how before we can teach young people about how to practice safe sex we first need to talk about sex and sexuality in a way that affirms and does not bring shame.


Youth Reporter Masinga finds out more from an HIV/AIDS Specialist

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Children's Radio Foundation Youth Reporter Masinga sat down with Rick Olsen, a UNICEF specialist in HIV/AIDs for Eastern and Southern Africa. Masinga found out more about what key message Rick has for youth delegates at ICASA and what advice he would give to young people having unprotected sex.


HIV-to disclose or not to disclose?

Posted December 3, 2013 no picture Children's Radio Foundation

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Young reporters from the Children's Radio Foundation asked young people what they thought about disclosing their HIV status to their new partners.


What UNAIDS Regional Director For Eastern and Southern Africa has to say about...

Posted November 18, 2013 Avatar JulieVOY

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This opinion editorial is written by UNAIDS Regional Director for Eastern and South Africa, Professor Sheila Tlou. In this article, Professor Tlou tells young people the time to act is NOW to reduce HIV among young people in Eastern and South Africa. Check out the article, right here: On 6-7 December 2013, education and health ministers from 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa will gather in Cape Town, South Africa, to agree on a political commitment based on UN an...


HIV-Positive Won't Stop Her

Posted November 11, 2013 Avatar JulieVOY

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“I was often sick, and we used to go to hospital with my granny. When my mother died, granny left the doctor’s office crying. I was thinking to myself, what could afflict her so much? She then told me about my HIV status and that I would constantly have to take medicine.” 15 year old Liza, from the Ukraine, may have been diagnosed with HIV at a young age, but that does not stop her. Liza is a well-known civic activist not only in her home country, but abroad. She openly t...


Adolescents use smartphones to map and change their community

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17 year old Daniela is somewhat of an expert on HIV/AIDS. She knows how the disease is transmitted and how to protect herself, and she shares this information with her friends. Daniela is one of 24 adolescents from the vulnerable neighbourhoods of Cité Plus and Village de Dieu in Port au Prince to have participated in the Voices of Youth Maps initiative. The adolescents mapped HIV risk and vulnerability catalysts in their communities, using smartphones to record the geo-locati...