Adolescent Prevention

All In to #EndAdolescentAIDS

To end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, specific—yet flexible—strategies are needed for different age groups, populations and geographical locations. Ending the epidemic among adolescents requires amplifying investments where they can make the most difference and fostering innovation by adolescents and youth themselves, as well as governments, international organizations, civil society and the private sector.

AGYW Resource Guide: A Toolkit for Implementers Working to Advance Young Women's and Girls' HIV Prevention

This toolkit field test guide is intended for national programme managers, decision makers, prevention advocates and other implementers who seek guidance and tools to improve the HIV prevention response at the community, national and regional level.

The toolkit:

  • Describes key gaps in HIV prevention programming for girls and young women, and elements of state-of-the-art programming to address these;
  • Provides tools and resources from cutting-edge prevention science that address the key gaps in prevention programming for girls and young women;
  • Consolidates new directions from novel and innovative programming for girls and young women.

The toolkit consists of nine modules that each contain a discussion of the content area, descriptions and links to tools that can be adapted for programming use, links to country programmes using tools in the module, and case studies for the following areas:

  1. Stewardship and planning
  2. Strategic information
  3. Programme scale-up for population-level impact
  4. Girl-centred design
  5. Market shaping and innovation
  6. Changing gender norms
  7. Institutionalizing multi-layered prevention for young women and girls
  8. Engaging men and boys
  9. Building supportive legal, policy and institutional environments 

Assessing the Vulnerability and Risks of Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Eastern and Southern Africa: A Review of the Tools in Use

This regional report aims to strengthen risk-informed programming and facilitate scale up of simple and effective tools to identify and reach those adolescent girls and young women who are most in need of services and support. All the available tools included in the review are linked in the annexes and included in UNICEF's AGYW Programming and Implementation Repository. 


Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free: Final report on 2020 targets

In the global quest to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030, meeting the HIV-related needs of children, adolescents and pregnant and breastfeeding women represents a critical piece of unfinished business. To inject a sense of urgency in to global efforts to end the epidemic among children, adolescents and young women, global partners joined together in 2015 to launch the Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free framework. Unveiled as the global community was embracing a series of 2020 targets intended to Fast-Track the HIV response, Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free called for a super-Fast-Track approach to end AIDS as a public health threat among children, adolescents and young women by 2020.

Since the deadline for achieving the targets passed in December 2020, this is the final Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free progress report. Although the targets were global, partners identified 23 countries for intensified focus under the framework. This report specifically highlights progress against the targets in focus countries. The only focus countries outside sub-Saharan Africa (India and Indonesia) do not report data on Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free targets and are not covered in this report. 

UNICEF Health Results 2020: HIV and AIDS

This flyer provides a quick overview of UNICEF's results within HIV and AIDS in 2020. It describes achievements within UNICEF's main programmatic areas: prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, treatment of children and adolescents living with HIV, and HIV prevention in adolescents. 

UNICEF's Global Annual Results Report - Goal Area 1 describes results achieved in more detail from p. 132-150.