SPECIAL PROJECTS: New stories of youth affected by HIV | Children's Radio Foundation

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The #IASYouthVoices initiative returns with new stories from young people on how HIV affects their lives. ‘PrEP and Proud’ is Kyle’s story, the first in a series of six powerful films from across Africa.

“I feel like most young men who have sex with men are invisible in the eyes of health workers.” – Kyle, Johannesburg, South Africa.

In collaboration with the International AIDS Society, filmmakers Makhulu and photographer Sydelle Willow Smith, we share new stories and perspectives of youth who are speaking out about their experiences and needs in the HIV response. Kyle is a 21 year old man living in Johannesburg, South Africa. He speaks about the challenges of accessing Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), an anti-HIV medication that keeps HIV negative people from becoming infected.

We are in post production with Makhulu on more stories from Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.  These films will be shared ahead of the International Aids Society Conference on HIV Science in Paris taking place in July 2017.

This advocacy initiative gives young people an opportunity to speak about their specific healthcare needs and experiences in their communities.

Stay tuned to our social media channels for more stories coming soon!

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