Educate Adolescents on HIV Prevention Methods

🇰🇪 Kenya

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How Do I Take Action? Your donation provides HIV educational lessons and support to protect vulnerable adolescents in Africa against HIV.

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Description

Many adolescents aren’t taught the adverse effects of HIV or its common misconceptions. In 2008, only 30% of males and 19% of females between the age of 15 and 24 had accurate knowledge on HIV/AIDS, and together accounted for 45% of the new HIV infections. Between 2005 and 2016, the number of adolescents living with HIV rose by 30% and AIDS-related deaths tripled. It has become the second leading cause of death in young people worldwide. HIV attacks the cells in the immune system, destroying our body’s natural defence against illness. Antiretroviral therapy can save lives as it stops the HIV virus from attacking the cells of the immune system. An early diagnosis means the patient can start the antiretroviral treatments early which allows the immune system to maintain its strength to fight off infections and diseases. The Elton John Aids Foundation aims to create an AIDS free future through support programs to fight HIV stigma, discrimination and marginalisation, treatment programs to provide HIV testing and increased access to antiretroviral therapy and prevention programs to provide education to increase awareness and protection.

Product Code: 10167

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Importance Importance

Education has decreased unsafe sex, the age of the first sexual encounter and the number of sexual partners in adolescents, significantly decreasing the rate of new HIV infections. It improves the community’s attitude towards those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, therefore overcoming the challenges that stigma, discrimination and marginalisation pose against HIV testing and antiretroviral therapy. It’s an incredibly cost-effective method to HIV prevention and ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic while saving the lives of hundreds of thousands of adolescents.

Facts & Stats Facts & Stats
  • HIV/AIDS forced the closure of over 100 schools in Central African Republic in the 1990s, as many teachers were ill, dying or caring for a family member with HIV/AIDS
  • In Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rates of HIV than anywhere else in the world with 19.6 million. Women in Sub-Saharan Africa aged 15-24 are twice as likely to have HIV than men
  • AIDS is the last stage of HIV, where their immune system is far too weak to fight off infections or diseases. The cases of AIDS is decreasing as more people diagnosed with HIV are getting the life-saving antiretroviral treatment
SDG in Action SDG in Action

Your impact donation is helping to achieve the below Sustainable Development Goals developed by the United Nations.

  • SDG3 Good Health and Well-being

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Elton John AIDS Foundation

At the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF), we believe AIDS can be beaten. We act on that belief by raising funds for evidence-based programs and policies and also by speaking out with honesty and compassion about the realities of people’s lives. Sir Elton John created EJAF 25 years ago, first in the United States in 1992 and then in the United Kingdom in 1993. Through the generous support of far-sighted individuals, foundations, and corporations, the two foundations together have raised more than $400 million over the past quarter-century to challenge discrimination against people affected by the epidemic, prevent infections, provide treatment and services, and motivate governments to end AIDS.

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🇰🇪 Nairobi, Nairobi

Educate Adolescents on HIV Prevention Methods

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