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IYWG Forum: Lives at Stake: Meeting the Needs of Young People Most at Risk of HIV
Jul 13th, 2011 - 17:15:32
*Lives at Stake: Meeting the Needs of Young People Most at Risk of HIV*,
a forum hosted by FHI360, on behalf of the Inter-Agency Youth Working
Group (IYWG), opens Monday, July 18th for pre-submitted questions. The
forum itself will begin at 9 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Tuesday,
July 26th and end at 5 PM EST on Thursday, July 28th.
We would appreciate your help spreading the word about the forum and
would be excited to have your participation in the forum itself. An
announcement to be shared is below and attached.
On behalf of The Interagency Youth Working Group (IYWG), FHI 360 is
hosting an online forum, */Lives at Stake: Meeting the Needs of Young
People Most at Risk of HIV. The forum, which will be open from July 26
through July 28, will focus on young people within the populations most
at risk of HIV: young men who have sex with men (MSM), young people who
sell sex, and young people who inject drugs. Facilitated by experts
from, WHO, UNICEF, amfAR, YouthRISE, and the Nossal Institute for Global
Health at the University of Melbourne, the forum will provide
participants an opportunity to discuss challenges of and strategies for
meeting the needs of most-at-risk young people and ask questions about
/Young People Most at Risk of HIV/
, a meeting
report and discussion paper from the IYWG, USAID, the UNAIDS
Inter-Agency Task Team on HIV and Young People, and FHI 360. A summary
of this report is available in the accompanying issue of YouthLens,
/Young People Most at Risk for HIV/AIDS/
/. /An e-learning
course on young people most at risk of HIV is forthcoming from USAID.
We encourage you to check out these resources in advance of the forum.
Beginning on July 18th, you'll have the opportunity to send questions
and share your experiences with colleagues working with young people
most at risk of HIV. The forum itself will begin at 9 AM Eastern
Standard Time (EST) on July 26, with previously submitted questions
posted and answered, and end at 5 PM EST on July 28.
While this forum is focused on addressing the needs of young men who
have sex with men, young people who sell sex, and young people who
inject drugs, we welcome any organizations and professionals with a
focus on youth reproductive and sexual health, HIV prevention among
young people, or risk reduction and harm reduction programs for young
register for the forum and read more about the facilitators. We look
forward to hearing from you!