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Dr. Gottfried Hirnschall: “Our work is not done yet. Go and engage.”

Dr. Gottfried Hirnschall is the Director of the HIV/AIDS Department and the Global Hepatitis Programme of the World Health Organization (WHO). Also he is an advisory board member of Youth against AIDS. In the fight against HIV/AIDS, he is particularly counting on the help of young people from all over the world. At the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam he told us why.

Eamonn Murphy: “We need the creativity of young people.”

Eamonn Murphy is the director of the regional support team of UNAIDS Asia Pacific. At the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, he gave us an insight into the challenges the Asia-Pacific region faces in the fight against HIV and AIDS.

Die Lochis: “We want to keep on fighting AIDS until it’s not there anymore!”

Dedicated, bright and relaxed – there is a reason why Heiko and Roman Lochmann (Die Lochis) are one of Germany’s most wanted twins. Shortly before release of their second studio album #whatislife, the long-standing campaign ambassadors of Youth against AIDS did not hesitate to be part of the Youth Headquarters in Amsterdam. In the JGA interview, The Lochis talk about their commitment to YAA, self-criticism and a big desire. Luckily, you two have been supporting us for the last five years now. How did you know Youth against AIDS was the right partner for you? We met for the first […]

Michel Sidibé: “Together we can finally end AIDS!”

Michel Sidibé is the executive director of UNAIDS. The Joint United Nations Program is working towards stopping new HIV infections and ensuring that everyone living with HIV has access to HIV treatment. We had the chance to talk to Michel during the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam. Here’s what he thinks about the possibilities the youth has to help ending AIDS.

Owen Ryan: “If not you, who?”

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.

Limited Edition Levi’s Shirt by Milky Chance for Youth against AIDS

Levi Strauss & Co continues its commitment for Youth Against AIDS with a very special collaboration. The brand from San Francisco accompanies the internationally successful education initiative “Youth against AIDS” on their way to the International AIDS Conference AIDS 2018 in Amsterdam and has designed a Batwing Tee with the band Milky Chance for the volunteers. The shirt was presented to the public as part of the San Francisco Pride and will be sold exclusively as part of the one-week event in Amsterdam – the largest public health event in the world. The goal is to use the special shirt […]

Carlotta from Germany: “Only if everyone understands the message, AIDS can really be fought!”

This year, we are official partner of the 22nd International AIDS Conference that takes place in Amsterdam. On this occasion, we invited a total of 300 volunteers from all over the world to join us, present their projects and to network. We want the voice of youth to be heard not only in Amsterdam, but everywhere. Because we are the generation that can end AIDS. And these are our stories …

Youth against AIDS and Gilead Sciences Join Forces to build a new generation of Youth Leadership in the global HIV response at the International AIDS Conference

Youth against AIDS (YAA) today announced that it will partner with Gilead Sciences to launch its ‘Youth Headquarters’ at the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) from 20 to 27 July in Amsterdam, 2018. Through this initiative, – hundreds of young volunteers from all over the world will be trained in various skill workshops by the award-winning educational initiative Youth against AIDS. Subsequently, these volunteers will implement educational projects and raise awareness with campaigns and social media work together with Youth against AIDS in their home countries, setting an example of how communities can work together in the fight against HIV/AIDS. […]

Youth Headquarters in Amsterdam unites hundreds of young people in the fight against AIDS

We need a new generation of youth leadership in the global fight against HIV. That’s why Youth against AIDS (YAA) brings hundreds of youth activists from all around the world as ambassadors to the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam. The Youth Headquarter hosted by Park Inn by Radisson is open to all interested young people up to the age of 28, invited guests and journalists. Admission is free. Individual press tours on request. On July 20, the gates of the Youth Headquarters of Youth Against AIDS in Amsterdam will open. Thousands of young people from all over the world […]

Vivian from Kenya: “We’re the generation that can end AIDS!”

This year, we are official partner of the 22nd International AIDS Conference that takes place in Amsterdam. On this occasion, we invited a total of 300 volunteers from all over the world to join us, present their projects and to network. We want the voice of youth to be heard not only in Amsterdam, but everywhere. Because we are the generation that can end AIDS. And these are our stories …

YAA partners with APACC in Hong Kong

The work of Youth Against AIDS and the numerous young people who are volunteering in the international association, takes place practically and in direct exchange with other educational initiatives and young people. Events such as the Asia Pacific AIDS & Co-infections Conference (APACC) in Hong Kong, which takes place June 27-30 in Hong Kong’s Convention & Exhibition Center, are important for the youth association. Youth Against AIDS and main sponsor Gilead are actively involved in the event, which offers itself as an immense exchange platform for the progress in AIDS prevention. The main focus of the APACC is to connect […]

This is us, this is YAA: Our Team-Lead Frederik Bümel

Young people from all over the world are committed to Youth against AIDS (YAA). But who is working for our organisation, how does our work look like and why do we actually do what we’re doing? To get you a glimpse behind the scenes, we are going to introduce you to the faces and stories behind YAA in the next few weeks. Today, we would like to introduce you to our Team-Lead Frederik Bümel, who is responsible for the Finance Unit.

This is us, this is YAA: Our Team-Lead Lukas Werlich

Young people from all over the world are committed to Youth against AIDS (YAA). But who is working for our organisation, how does our work look like and why do we actually do what we’re doing? To get you a glimpse behind the scenes, we are going to introduce you to the faces and stories behind YAA in the next few weeks. After our Team-Leads Anne and Jakob, you get to know Lukas, the Team-Lead of our Team Content.

YAA with the German Foreign Office at the “March of Equality” in Kiev

Youth Against AIDS (YAA) demonstrated together with the Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth (SPD) at this year’s Pride in Kiev to fight for the rights of LGBTIQ’s and against discrimination. YAA-CEO and chairman of the board Daniel Nagel marched together with the Minister of State as part of his delegation and strengthened the solidarity for oppressed minorities in Eastern Europe. YAA complemented the international team including the German and Swedish ambassador, UN-members and local organizations who all committed themselves for respect and acceptance in the society. The LGBTIQ-community in the Ukraine is put under hard repressions and therefore […]

This is us, this is YAA: Our Team-Lead Jakob Kirfel

Young people from all over the world are committed to Youth against AIDS (YAA). But who is working for our organisation, how does our work look like and why do we actually do what we’re doing? To get you a glimpse behind the scenes, we are going to introduce you to the faces and stories behind YAA in the next few weeks. Today, we introduce you to our Team-Lead Jakob Kirfel who is responsible for the Organization and Logistic unit.

This is us, this is YAA: Our Team-Lead Anne Michael

Young people from all over the world are committed to Youth against AIDS (YAA). But who is working for our organisation, how does our work look like and why do we actually do what we’re doing? To get you a glimpse behind the scenes, we are going to introduce you to the faces and stories behind YAA in the next few weeks. After you have already met our board, we would like to introduce you to our Team-Leads, starting with Anne, Team-Lead in the Education unit.

Youth Against AIDS celebrates Pride in Tel Aviv with Gilead Sciences

Youth Against AIDS followed the invitation of Gilead Sciences to the Tel Aviv Pride. As the main sponsor of the Youth Against AIDS activities in the context of AIDS 2018, the company supports the association, enabling young people around the world to engage in an enlightened society. Above all, Gilead sees a huge importance in the role of the youth in international prevention, which is why the company supports Youth Against AIDS in its campaign for the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam. In Tel Aviv, the chairman of the Youth Against AIDS board, Daniel Nagel, had the opportunity to discuss […]

Alexandra Daddario, DieLochis and many more at the LIFE BALL NEXT GENERATION

After the successful premiere last year, Youth against AIDS (YAA) and Life+ will be hosting the LIFE BALL NEXT GENERATION for the second time on Sunday, June 3rd, supported by DocLX. From 6.30 pm, the gates of the Vienna City Hall open for visitors and numerous star guests. Also in this year, the LIFE BALL NEXT GENERATION combines awareness at eye-level with an unforgettable night for young people from all over Austria. Michael Buchinger and Riccardo Simonetti start the diverse program. The two bloggers were already part of the LIFE BALL NEXT GENERATION at the premiere last year and want […]

4 questions to German Ambassador Martin Schäfer

During our trip to South Africa, our CEO Daniel Nagel had the opportunity to speak with German Ambassador Martin Schäfer about the role of the youth in the fight against HIV and AIDS. In Petroia, they also focused on our global initiative AIDS2018, which aims to mobilize volunteers for the World AIDS Conference in Amsterdam.

This is us, this is YAA: Our board member Roman Malessa

Young people from all over the world are committed to Youth against AIDS (YAA). But who is working for our organisation, how does our work look like and why do we actually do what we’re doing? To get you a glimpse behind the scenes, we are going to introduce you to the faces and stories behind YAA in the next few weeks. Today we introduce our board member Roman Malessa to you.