Unveiling our new strategic plan 2019-2021

By Cedric Nininahazwe
10 Aug 2019

Exciting times lie ahead of us and as Y+ we are thrilled and invite you to be part of this exciting journey!

Y+ is the Global Network of Young People Living with HIV; the only international Board formed solely by Young People Living with HIV, leading in the global HIV response.

A world free from HIV

We envision a world where there are no new HIV infections. A world where young people can embrace effective measures to prevent new infections. For the next three years, starting August 2019 we are embarking on a journey that will enable us achieve a world free from AIDS and zero HIV transmissions.

Download our strategic plan here 

Our focus during this period will be to widen our reach, grown of global network of young people living with HIV while ensuring that they are represented within policy and decision – making bodies. In doing so, we will not only be included in the global HIV response, but we will also ensure that young people are a leading voice and the driving voice in influencing international conversations around HIV.

Y+ Chair Bakita Kasadha

For Universal Health Coverage to be a reality especially in the eyes of young people living with HIV, we want a world where our peers have access to quality and friendly sexual and reproductive health information and services, HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services so that we can enjoy positive health and wellbeing, free from judgement and discrimination.

Young people are the building blocks of global development 

The world remains profoundly challenged by HIV as over 30% of all new HIV infections globally are estimated to occur among young people (15 to 25 years). As young people, we are the building blocks of all aspects of global development. We are not only the future of the world but the present. Four in 10 people – 42% of the global population – are aged under 25.  We need young people to be healthy.

Young people must be involved

We definitely can’t afford to lose more lives to HIV. To achieve a world free from AIDS and zero HIV transmissions, young people must be involved and leading in HIV treatment access and prevention strategies interventions and programmes.

The current Y+ board members at a workshop in Amsterdam

We would like to thank you for your continued support over the years and being part of our growth trajectory since 2012. We now have a vibrant network of young people from across the globe led by a committed and active board representing nine regions globally with a growing secretariat.