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HIV/AIDS in Adolescents - Needs, Opportunities and Challenges

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HIV/AIDS in Adolescents – Needs, Opportunities and Challenges

An LSHTM event in association with Worldwide Support for Development (WSD) and Sentebale

Adolescents and young adults represent a growing share of people living with HIV worldwide. Nearly 2 million adolescents (aged 10–19) years are currently living with HIV, with nearly 85% of those living in sub-Saharan Africa.  Every day, an estimated 1700 young people are newly infected with HIV and a whole generation of children infected with HIV from birth during the peak of the epidemic are now growing into adolescence and adulthood.  Adolescents face diverse and distinct barriers to both knowing their status and receiving treatment, yet they often fall between the cracks of paediatric and adult HIV care services.

On this World AIDS Day, join us for an evening of lively discussion around the specific needs, challenges and opportunities for adolescents and young adults living with HIV around the world, with key experts including:

  • Professor Peter Piot, Director and Handa Professor of Global Health, LSHTM
  • Dr Haruhisa Handa, Founder and Chairman of Worldwide Support for Development (WSD)
  • Professor Rashida Ferrand, Professor of International Health, LSHTM
  • Masedi Kewamodimo, Sentebale Youth Advocate, (Botswana)
  • Noerine Kaleeba, Founder of The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) (Uganda)
  • Cathy Ferrier, CEO, Sentebale
  • Lord Andrew Turnbull, Chair, Zambia Orphans Aid UK

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