Owen Ryan was the Executive Director of the International AIDS Society (IAS) – one of the worlds largest membership associations for people who are working on the front line of HIV. At the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam we had the opportunity to talk to him and discuss the role of the youth when it comes to fighting HIV and AIDS.

The international education initiative Youth against AIDS (YAA) presented its actual campaign together with  Linda-Gail Bekker, President of the International AIDS Society (IAS), in South Africa. As the official partner of this year’s International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, YAA invites youth activists from South Africa to stand up for the concerns of their generation. YAA offers young people the chance to apply for a scholarship, become part of the conference’s youth program and implement projects in their home countries after the conference. AIDS is still one of the leading causes of death today, especially in South Africa. Today, according to official […]

Owen Ryan (left) and Daniel Nagel presented the partnership of IAS and YAA in Geneva.

To end HIV it depends on the youth. That’s why Youth against AIDS (YAA) brings more than 300 youth activists from all around the world in summer as ambassadors to the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam. From the 23rd to the 27th of July AIDS 2018 will be the most important meeting on HIV / AIDS in the world. As an official partner of the International AIDS Society (IAS), the youth education initiative continues to position itself as the first point of contact for young people from all over the world in the fight against HIV / AIDS. “AIDS […]