Young People Most at Risk of HIV

Published: August 1, 2010

Table of Contents

Introduction…..1
Chapter 1. Framing the Issue: Young People, Risk,
Vulnerability, and the HIV Epidemic….. 5
Understanding Young People….. 7
Most-at-Risk Young People….. 9
Vulnerability and Young People….. 13
Programs for Most-at-Risk Young People….. 15
Program Challenges….. 19
Chapter 2. Young Men Who Have Sex with Men….. 27
Vulnerability and Risk….. 29
Programmatic Approaches….. 33
Conclusions and Next Steps 36
Chapter 3. Young People Who Sell Sex….. 41
Vulnerability and Risk….. 43
Programmatic Approaches….. 47
Conclusions and Next Steps….. 52
Chapter 4. Young People Who Inject Drugs….. 59
Vulnerability and Risk….. 60
Programmatic Approaches: Demand Reduction….. 63
Programmatic Approaches: Harm Reduction….. 65
Conclusions and Next Steps

Chapter 5. Conclusions….. 73
Appendix 1: Meeting Agenda….. 84
Appendix 2: References….. 87
Figures Figure 1. An Ecological Model of Young People’s
Health and Development….. 8
Figure 2. Continuum of Volition 48
Figure 3. Projected Total Number of HIV Infections in Various
Population Groups, 2000–2020, in Jakarta, Indonesia….. 61
Figure 4. First-Injection Helpers….. 64
Tables Table 1. Risk Behaviors for HIV, STIs, and Pregnancy….. 9
Table 2. What Makes Some Young People Vulnerable to
Becoming Most at Risk?….. 14
Table 3. Combination Prevention for Most-at-Risk Young People….. 18
Table 4. Roles of UN Agencies in HIV Prevention
among Young People….. 23
Sidebars Consultation on Strategic Information and HIV Prevention
among Most-at-Risk Adolescents….. 11
Young People’s Participation: A Key Asset for Those
Most at Risk…..16
Youth and HIV: Which Agencies Do What?….. 22
Trafficking….. 46
Family Planning and Reproductive Health….. 49
Transactional and Nonconsensual Sex….. 54
Beyond HIV Prevention….. 70

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