Investing in young people’s health and education is a critical step to achieving an AIDS-free generation. Getting tested for HIV is an important step toward prevention; however, testing rates among high school and tertiary students remain low.
It is critical to use tailored approach to reach the youth at high risk with the right interventions, in the right way, at the right time. Addressing HIV in youth requires that young people are provided the tools they need to reduce their risk, make healthy decisions, and get treatment and care if needed.
Some ways to encourage youth to stay healthy are to teach them about HIV/AIDS and other STDs, promote communication between youth and their parents, and support student access to confidential HIV counseling and testing services.
- Get educated. Learn the basic facts about HIV transmission, testing and prevention.
- Get tested for HIV. GYG Project recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 years get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care.
HIV RAPID RESPONSE
This is designed to help students and other young people from our various communities to take action very quickly when they experience stigma and discrimination, and cannot access HIV services.
We refer such cases quickly to organizations that provide services and support to infected persons to receive early treatment and care.
Contact us via: firstname.lastname@example.org for emergency support, testing and treatment.
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