HIV - Voices from Africa

Adolescents and young people continue to be at the centre of the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. Tragically, HIV is now the leading cause of death among 10 to 24 year olds in Africa. Reducing infections continues to be a significant challenge. The Salus project piloted an intervention that explored the impact of a youth-centred psychosocial model which aimed to empower adolescents and young people who are living with HIV and struggeling with self-stigma to co-support one another. This podcast was made by the young people who participated in this pilot. They wanted to share their stories because they wanted to raise awareness about what it is like to experience stigma as someone who is born with HIV. The following podcast series was produced that showcases the voices of these very courageous young people who live with HIV and related stigma.