Publications on Young People

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The annual report provides a glimpse into some of the key activities and projects and highlights Youth LEAD’s contribution to the regional HIV response. The annual report also explores how Youth LEAD’s efforts align with other global strategies, but more importantly, how the activities align with Youth LEAD’s strategic priorities.

 
 
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This report describes the HIV epidemic among young people from key populations in the region, takes stock of HIV programmes for such people, and pinpoints the priority actions that will speed up progress towards ending the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat in the region.

 
 
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In February 2022, there were 1,054 confirmed HIV-positive individuals reported to the HIV/AIDS & ART Registry of the Philippines (HARP) and were accounted to the total (96,266) reported cases since January 1984. Moreover, 28% (297) of individuals reported in February had advanced HIV infection at the time of testing.

 
 
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Get an overview of the HIV/AIDS situation for Young People in the Asia-Pacific region for 2022
 
 
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Get an overview of the HIV/AIDS situation for Adolescents in the Asia-Pacific region.
 
 
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Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) is a curriculum-based process of teaching and learning about the cognitive, emotional, physical and social aspects of sexuality. It goes beyond simply providing education about reproduction, risks and diseases by also addressing positive sexuality and relationships, and the broader sociocultural and gender influences on sexual and reproductive health, with an emphasis on developing life skills. School-based age-appropriate CSE is an effective means of reaching a large population of children and young people, particularly where rates of school participation are high. This overview of the status of in-school CSE in Asia and the Pacific provides a strong evidence base on the reach and impact of this across the region. This summary review comes with a package of five factsheets and six videos. The factsheets shed light on different aspects of school-based CSE: enabling framework, curriculum, teacher’s preparedness, monitoring and assessment, and needs of young people.
 
 
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2020 has been an unprecedented year for all Youth LEADers to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing HIV epidemic. During this challenging time, young key population-led organizations in the Asia-Pacific have shown resilience to support communities. They have been at the forefront of the HIV response to implement innovative solutions that ensure the continuity of HIV services.

 
 
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Since the framework was launched, UNAIDS and partners have reported annually on progress towards achieving these targets. Since the deadline for achieving the targets passed in December 2020, this is the final Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free progress report. Although the targets were global, partners identified 23 countries for intensified focus under the framework. This report specifically highlights progress against the targets in focus countries.
 
 
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The right to education and the right to health are core human rights and are essential for social and economic development. Now, more than ever, it is important to make all schools places that promote, protect and nurture health; that contribute to wellbeing, life skills, cognitive and socioemotional skills and healthy lifestyles in a safe learning environment. Such schools are more resilient and better able to ensure continuity in education and services, beyond the delivery of literacy and numeracy.
 
 
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‘My boyfriend is pressuring me to have sex, how do i say no?’ ‘What is love?’ ‘What does it mean if I am a girl and I find other girls attractive?’ ‘What is HIV and how can I protect myself?’ These are common questions that young people are either too afraid to ask or lack the comprehensive knowledge, supportive attitudes and life skills they need to make these decisions about their lives and bodies safely and responsibly. Sexuality is a fundamental part of human life. Every young person will have to make decisions that impacts their sexual and reproductive health, and wellbeing. That is why comprehensive sexuality education is so important.