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World AIDS Day: The Power of the Global Community to Address Even the Toughest Challenges

Just when I get beyond discouraged about the seemingly endless divisions tearing societies apart around the world, World AIDS Day reminds me of the remarkable impact the international community can have when it decides to unite around a shared...

Living with HIV/AIDS: A Passionate Young Advocate Speaks Out

I’ve just come from a remarkably candid and inspiring talk with a young gay man who has been living with HIV/AIDS since he was 17. Now a second year law student, he has become a powerful advocate for not only educating ourselves about the disease and how to prevent it but also addressing issues...

HIV-Positive Peer Educator and Trainer of Trainers: Iddy's Story

Iddy Wiraji Chuma is a positive role model for the youth living in Bagamoyo District, a two-hour drive Northwest of Dar Es Salaam. He volunteers with the Tanzanian Red Cross as a peer educator and a trainer of trainers in a program funded by PEPFAR/USAID and managed by the International...

IYF Promotes Integrating Reproductive Health with Youth Development Programs

Today the largest cohort of youth in human history—1.1 billion youth between the ages of 15 to 25— is making the transition from adolescence to adulthood. That already challenging transition is often made more difficult for young people due to high levels of risky behavior, such as unprotected...