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25 Sep 2020
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We welcome the HER Voice Fund Finance Officer

The Global Network of Young People Living with HIV, Y+ Global is pleased to announce the appointment of Emilia Madzinga as the HER Voice Fund Finance Officer. She will be responsible for the grant making processes of the Fund, working closely with grantees.

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12 Aug 2020
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Y+ Network officially registers as the Global Network of Young People Living with HIV.

The Global Network of Young People Living with HIV joins the rest of the world in commemorating the International Youth Day under the theme: Youth engagement for global action.

2020 is a unique year for Y+ Network as it has officially registered in the Netherlands as the Stitching Global Network of Young People Living with HIV (Y+ Global). This announcement comes at the right time when organizations are reflecting on the engagement of young people in their diversity at all levels.

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31 Jul 2020
Y+ Global

Celebrating the new HIV long-term prevention method for women ages 18 and older!

The Global Network of Young People Living with HIV (Y+ Global) joins the rest of the world in celebrating wonderful news on the new HIV prevention method for women ages 18 and older in developing countries to help reduce their HIV risk.

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23 Jul 2020
Y+ Global

COVID-19: The unseen crisis in A&YPLHIV and other young key affected populations

The COVID-19 pandemic endangers the health of all, with the most vulnerable communities often being the last in line for support. Among these are adolescents and young people living with HIV and young key affected populations, including young people who use drugs, young people from the LGBTIQ+ community and young sex workers.

14 Jul 2020
Y+ Global

PRESS RELEASE: Networks of people living with HIV plug the gap in essential services as weak health systems struggle to cope with COVID-19

As health systems the world over are buckling under the pressure of COVID-19, volunteers and activists from the HIV movement have stepped in to ensure that essential services continue. A survey by GNP+, ICW and Y+ Global has found that networks of people living with HIV are using innovative ways to ensure their peers and their communities continue to have access to the critical services that they need.

The results of the survey, released today in our report Living with HIV in the time of COVID-19, show how governments are focusing their efforts on COVID-19 at the expense of other essential services and leaving marginalised people more vulnerable than ever. Services including HIV testing and prevention, sexual and reproductive health services and rights, harm reduction and psycho-social support have all been cut back leading to a real risk that the gains made over recent years to reduce new HIV infections and increase access to treatment will be erased.

Networks of people living with HIV with four decades of experience of responding to a global pandemic are using their organising skills to respond to the new challenges of COVID-19. They are adapting their programmes to provide online counselling and using social media to provide accurate information to their communities. Staff and volunteers have sewn and donned masks and found ways to travel through lockdown to deliver ARVs, food packages and hygiene supplies directly to the homes of people in need. Many are working with law enforcers and policy makers to address gender-based violence, stigma and human rights violations.

Now more than ever, the world needs the movement of people living with HIV and the creativity, expertise and passion that it brings. We call on governments, donors and UN agencies to give their political and financial support to networks and communities of people living with HIV to ensure the health and wellbeing of all people living with HIV in the time of COVID-19 and beyond.

Notes to editors

The report Living with HIV in the time of COVID-19 can be found here.

59 networks of people living with HIV and community organisations from 37 countries took part in the survey throughout April and May 2020 and shared the challenges they are facing and the strategies they have put in place to support their communities.

For more information, please contact

GNP+ is the Global Network of People Living with HIV (www.gnpplus.net)

ICW is the International Community of Women Living with HIV (www.wlhiv.org)

Y+ Global is the Global Network of Young People Living with HIV (www.yplusnetwork.org)

06 Jul 2020
Y+ Global

Y + Global укрепляет партнерские отношения с молодежными сетями в Латинской Америке и Восточной Европе

4Youth Grant Announcement – Russian Language

Глобальная сеть молодых людей, живущих с ВИЧ (Y + Global), рада укреплению партнерства с молодежными сетями в Латинской Америке и Восточной Европе на протяжении 4-х лет.

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