Listen to Young Mothers & Children Affected by HIV
AIDS is the top killer of adolescents in Africa. If the current rate continues, U.N. estimates suggest as many as 740,000 additional adolescents could become HIV positive between 2016 and 2030. In sub-Saharan Africa, three in four new infections are among girls aged 15–19. Many of these HIV positive girls become pregnant, experiencing greater inequality, violence, psychological distress, discrimination, poverty, and stigma. Young mothers and children affected by HIV and AIDS need tailored, holistic support that meets their complex needs.
One of the five priorities the Coalition has identified for fighting HIV and AIDS and mitigating its impact on children is listening to the individuals who are most affected. That is why we have created this video in which you will hear directly from young, HIV affected mothers as to their experience and what they see as effective solutions.