While young people’s uptake of HIV testing and prevention programmes remains low, young people from key populations (men who have sex with men, sex workers, transgender people, people who inject drugs) face additional barriers. Due to stigma and lack of youth-friendly services, reaching them with HIV prevention and testing services is a pervasive challenge. To prevent new HIV infections and increase the number of these young people who know their status, innovative approaches, including social media and mobile apps, are being utilized to scale up access to HIV prevention and PrEP and increase testing rates. The objective of the session is to share best-practice examples of young key population-friendly prevention and testing programmes, sensitize service providers to young key population’s specific needs, and discuss ways to foster their engagement in research and programming.
Welcome & Introduction
Leaving no one behind: Young key populations in the HIV response
Engaging young MSM and transgender people in HIV prevention/PrEP
Overcoming barriers to HIV testing among young MSM and transgender women in Jamaica
Engaging young female sex workers in HIV testing in Malawi with mobile outreach clinics
Reaching young people who inject drugs with harm reduction services in Ukraine
Q&A with audience