Second Decade

Second Decade

Reduce AIDS-related deaths, prevent new HIV infections, and end related discrimination among adolescents by 2020


AIDS is the leading cause of death among adolescents (10-19 years) in Africa, and the second globally. The majority of these deaths are among adolescents who acquired HIV as babies and survived to their teenage years, either without their HIV status or have slipped out of care. In the Second Decade, UNICEF recognizes that critical services for prevention, treatment and care remain out of reach or are inadequately designed to meet the needs of the most vulnerable adolescents.



UNICEF, UNAIDS and other global health partners launched the ALL IN to #EndAdolescentAIDS agenda to mobilize support and strengthen programme action for adolescents. Our targets are to reduce new adolescent HIV infections by 75%; decrease AIDS-related deaths among adolescents by 65%; and end stigma and discrimination. To accomplish this, we work with partners to:

- Sharpen adolescent-specific elements of national AIDS programmes by improving data collection, analysis and use to drive programming and results.
- Engage, mobilize and support adolescents as leaders and agents of social change.
- Foster innovation in approaches, partnerships and platforms that improve the reach of services for adolescents and increase the impact of prevention, treatment and care programmes.
- Advocate and communicate at the global, regional and country level to generate political will to invest in adolescent HIV and mobilize resources.



We focus on countries with the highest number of adolescents at-risk of HIV: Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Lenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Ukraine, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.



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Living Life Positively - Young Kenyans Speak Out

Support for Adolescents Living with HIV - Young Kenyans Speak Out

Public Service Announcement: Youth Aware, Daniela Mercury