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HIV infection rates have begun to slow across Africa, however, the East and Southern Africa region remains the epicenter of the HIV epidemic, with some 48% of the worlds’ new infections, half of all youth with HIV globally. Adolescents and young people are disproportionately affected and young women between 15 and 24 years account for 31 per cent of all new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa.

The satellite session will create a platform for young people to participate and engage with in the context of the conference with the intention of catalysing local, regional and global action to ending AIDS and promote SRHR, with special attention to young women and girls. The session to be led by young people representing youth networks in South Africa and East & Southern Africa. The expected outcome will include: 1) Position of Young People on their role in ending AIDS BY 2030 defined and articulated; 2) concrete actions to enhance meaningful participation of young people in ending the epidemic by key

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Tshepo Ngoato,