Creating a different international HIV response for young people.

  title={Creating a different international HIV response for young people.},
  author={Caitlin Chandler},
  journal={Global public health},
  volume={6 Suppl 3},
This paper demonstrates that certain notions of young people in the HIV and AIDS response reveal an overly generalised understanding of 'youth' that does not reflect a realistic view of young people's identity and lives. Faulty stereotypes of 'youth'--such as the perceptions that young people are necessarily victims or risk-takers--result in many HIV programmes based on generalisations about young people, rather than their actual needs and realities. These stereotypes and generalisations… CONTINUE READING
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