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Consortium of Networks Lead by Young People (Youth LEAD and YPEER)

HIV among young people

Half of all new infections worldwide occur in young people aged 15-24. Young people are more at risk of HIV because they become sexually active at a young age but often do not settle with one partner early on, nor do they use condoms regularly. Young people are also more likely than any other age group to experiment with drugs, including injection drugs, which further increases their risk of HIV.

Consortium of Networks Lead by Young People

The consortium of networks is run for and by young people from key populations, mainly men who have sex with men, transgenders, sex workers, people who inject drugs and people living with HIV. This consortium was formed in 2013.

 

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