Mapping the extent of the adolescent HIV epidemic

Young people living with HIV are twice as likely as adults to top taking meds and drop out of care

At YLabs we aim to tackle the most pressing health issues facing adolescents. We are committed to supporting adolescents living with HIV to access high quality healthcare and help prevent the spread though testing, treatment and adherence to treatment. Since 2000, HIV related deaths amongst adolescents have increased more than three-fold. HIV is now the leading cause of death amongst adolescents in Africa and the second leading cause globally. Using Global Burden of Disease and UN study data, we created a tool to help explore the extent of the global adolescent HIV epidemic.