This report is based on a multi-country study of African youth’s HIV/AIDS vulnerabilities and stigma commissioned by Ford Foundation in 2011. It was informed by the realization that despite being disproportionately infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, accurate and timely evidence was lacking on the multiplicity of factors and impacts associated with the HIV prevention and impact mitigation needs of different categories of 10–24 year-olds in Africa.
Childline South Africa is a non-profit organisation that works collectively to protect children from all forms of violence and to create a culture of children's rights in South Africa.
Achieving the vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths requires that everyone needing HIV treatment has access to life-saving medication and access to HIV prevention services. Antiretroviral therapy is one of the most effective tools available and it is an essential part of an efficient, sustainable AIDS response. Africa is leading the world in expanding access to antiretroviral therapy, with 7.6 million people across the continent receiving antiretroviral therapy as of December 2012, including 7.5 million people in sub-Saharan Africa.