Young reporters from the Children's Radio Foundation asked young people what they thought about disclosing their HIV status to their new partners.
It's Katongo's first big international conference, and he tells us how he's feeling a day before it kicks off. He will be reporting from the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections 2013. Katongo is a youth reporter from the Zambian project of Children's Radio Foundation.
Young reporter, Yoliswa from Cape Town interviews her young colleague, Brighton from Zambia about why youth should be involved in addressing HIV/AIDS.
Children's Radio Foundation Youth Reporters found one delegate at the ICASA Conference who wanted to share her positive status and her positive attitude about having HIV. They were reporting from the 17th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Africa.
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.
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 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.
Yemisrach Mesfin from Ethiopia shares her opinion on whether the method of using cash transfers will work to change young people's behavior towards HIV and AIDS. She feels it's an option, but not a sustainable one for young women in Africa.
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...