„We could end AIDS, if…”

Youth against AIDS (YAA) opens “House of Prevention” as part of IAS 2019 in Mexico City and launches new campaign A spirit of optimism is in the air. 50 young people from Latin America and Europe have joined together to open the “House of Prevention”. At the largest scientific conference on HIV research worldwide, the voice of young people should be heard sufficiently. The educational initiative was omnipresent during the conference with the official condom, which was produced by Youth against AIDS together with LifeStyles Healthcare. The 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019) take place this year in […]

YAA sends a clear signal on World AIDS Day for love, respect and condoms

Since the 16th of November the new campaign of Youth against AIDS (YAA) is online and also visible on many poster panels all over Germany. In the following weeks the campaign motives will be showed on thousands of Out-Of-Home advertising platforms aswell. The main message is: “Do what you want. Do it with love, respect and condoms. ” Numerous prominent campaign ambassadors will not only represent the values of YAA but they will take part in many concrete projects too! Youth Against AIDS will present some of those projects today  during the „Night of Life“ in Berlin.  This year, eleven […]

DieLochis, Cro, Caro Daur and many more are a part of the new YAA campaign

With a big stage show in the Mall of Berlin, Youth against AIDS (YAA) presented the new campaign for the World AIDS Day on November 16th. The event was opened by an exclusive concert of the most successful twins in the German music scene, DieLochis. Numerous prominent campaign ambassadors stand behind the values ​​of the education initiative: "Do what you want. Do it with love, respect and condoms. "   This year, eleven open-minded personalities, reaching almost 12 million followers daily through their strongest social media channels alone stand behind the new Youth against AIDS campaign. The heart of the campaign [...]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Youth against AIDS presents volunteer program in South Africa

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 […]

Youth against AIDS empowers young people in Brazil

The international initiative Youth against AIDS (YAA) is enforcing the role of the youth in the fight against HIV/AIDS. As official partner of this year’s 22nd International AIDS Conference, YAA will invite activists from Brazil to represent their generation’s interests this summer in Amsterdam. YAA gives young people the chance to apply for a scholarship, to be part of a special youth program at AIDS2018 and the opportunity to realize projects in their home country after the conference. Deadline for applications is the 20th of May. Today, AIDS is still one of the leading causes of death worldwide. In Brazil […]

Fight AIDS together: Youth against AIDS presents global movement in India

Today, more than 37 million people worldwide are still infected with HIV. The international education initiative Youth Against AIDS (YAA) wants to change that and end AIDS. As the official partner of the International AIDS Conference (AIDS2018), it is now continuing its fight against AIDS worldwide. Following the international campaign launch in New York, the education initiative presented its global Youth against AIDS (YAA) movement in New Delhi and Mumbai and not only collaborates internationally with organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) or UNAIDS, but also partnerships with various NGOs to put an end to HIV and AIDS […]

YAA presents international campaign for International AIDS Conference 2018 in New York

The educational initiative Youth Against AIDS (YAA) is enforcing the role of the youth in the fight against HIV/AIDS. As official partner of this year’s 22nd International AIDS Conference, 300 youth activists will represent their generation’s interests in summer in Amsterdam. The campaign plays around with common misperceptions and mobilizes youths to volunteer ans was presented on March 14 in New York. Youth against AIDS captures common misperceptions won HIV and AIDS. The most-awarded youth-led awareness campaign remains true to its approach: Sex education at eye level and by direct speech. „AIDS is so 1980.“ „Nobody dies of AIDS.“ „AIDS […]

YAA as official Partner of AIDS 2018

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 […]

The youth can end AIDS – YAA starts crowdfunding

The educational initiative Youth against AIDS (YAA) is enforcing the role of the youth in the fight against HIV/AIDS. As official partner of this year’s 22nd International AIDS Conference, 300 youth activists will represent their generation´s interests in the summer in Amsterdam. Therefore, YAA and GoFundMe start a worldwide crowdfunding campaign at the 14th March and by that enable a worldwide engagement against HIV/AIDS. For many people, AIDS is not a relevant topic anymore, but the numbers still are alarming: just in 2016, more than 1.8 million people got infected with the life-threatening virus. One million people died in the […]

Condom dispensers: there is suitable safety for everybody

Youth against AIDS (YAA) puts on condom dispensers at different secondary schools within Germany to demonstrate students from the beginning that safe sex and AIDS are important for all of us. The purely voluntary education initiative is supported by its longtime partner Billy Boy. A condom from a school condom machine – at a price of only 20 cents apiece. This is exactly what the first YAA condom machine at the Carl von Ossietzky Gymnasium in Hamburg, presented by Youth against AIDS on 05 December 2017, offers. The subject of a condom vending machine should be brought out of the […]

Sex education at eye level is the only right way

Federal President and YAA-Patron Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier praises the commitment of Youth Against AIDS (YAA). The survey of YAA and LOVOO that was published this week shows, that there are serious gaps in young people’s knowledge. Since November 15th, the iniatiative has reached millions of young people with its current campaign and YouTube-stars. A survey that was published this week shows that young people aren’t as enlightened as they think they are. Together with the dating app LOVOO, YAA surveyed over 6,100 adolescents in more than seven countries on the topic of enlightenment: 29.7% of the respondents in Germany are […]

The iconic batwing in YAA design

In the past two years, the partnership between Levi’s and Youth Against AIDS (YAA) has grown more and more. Last year, the german rap formation “Die Fantastischen Vier” teamed up with JGA to create their own donation shirt for the World AIDS Day, which was produced and marketed exclusively by Levi’s®. This year the cooperation goes one step further. The CI elements of Youth Against AIDS meet the signature Batwing logo from Levi’s®. The fashion icon celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017. This is particularly noteworthy, because the shirt is designed with the CI elements of a volunteer initiative. These abstract […]

More than a fourth does not use condoms regularly

The youth-led organization Youth against AIDS (YAA) worked with LOVOO to survey more than 6,100 adolescents in seven European countries. 26.7 % of respondents are at risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease during sex. Only 24.1 % of those questioned correctly responded to inquiries about sexually transmitted diseases. YAA received guidance and support from World Health Organization (WHO) experts. These interesting findings come from a survey by Youth against AIDS and LOVOO. Young people in Europe ask themselves questions about sex every day. Contrary to popular belief, the current survey reveals gaps in young people‘s sexual education. Nearly one […]

Youth against AIDS presents innovative sex education campaign

Teenagers are very interested in sex, but they aren’t interested in AIDS at all. To change that, Youth Against AIDS (YAA) developed an innovative campaign which was presented on Wednesday, November 15th in Berlin. „Dismal depictions of condoms and shock pictures aren’t up to date – Nowadays, enlightenment works differently, authentic and at eye level. We are proud, that many well-known influencers identify with our values and give their faces to our campaign. Together we reach millions of young people, without threatening the index finger“, says Daniel Nagel, YAA CEO. The focus of the campaign are motifs that revolve around […]

Youth against AIDS wins “Advertising-Oscar”

Innovative sex education campaign was awarded the Effie Youngsters are highly interested in sex, but they are not interested in AIDS at all. To change people’s minds, Youth against AIDS (YAA) developed an excellent campaign. It gained enormous attention throughout Germany and reached millions of people. On the 9th of November, YAA received one of the most significant honours of the advertising branch in Frankfurt – the Effie in bronze in the category “Doing Good”. With that, the initiative manifests its position as the most-awarded education campaign of the country. „Looking down from above is a thing of the past […]

Successful close of the #YAAsummertour

After more than 70 events in four countries, it is not only the summer that is ending but the Youth against AIDS summer tour that is coming to a close. Youngsters finished off the summer at the Lollapalooza festival in Berlin, taking place near the horse racing-track Hoppegarten in this year. Here, Youth against AIDS (YAA) gained the attention from more than 160,000 visitors from all over the world. Altogether, YAA reached millions of adolescents at events such as the ParookaVille, the VideoDays, the GamesCom or numerous CSD’s in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. You can find an accurate overview of […]

Youth against AIDS as a Partner of the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science

From July 23rd until 26th, 2017 renowned scientists like Yves Lévy und Wafaa El-Sadr will come together at the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) in the Palais des Congrès in Paris. For Youth Against AIDS the event is the first opportunity to present its outstanding work. Youth against AIDS will invite 50 young peers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to volunteer and participate at this unique event. Besides collaboration at the conference, young people will  gather impressions of the sexual education work in France. “We are proud to be partners of the International AIDS Society […]

An unmissable sign for tolerance

Rainbow colors at the Cologne Bonn Airport: On the occasion of the CSD the parade of the youth organization against AIDS e.V., short YAA, was presented to the public in front of Terminal 1. The action is part of the current campaign “Welcome to Christopher Street Day – do what you want, do it with love, respect and condoms”. YAA advertises with it at the airport for an open and tolerant society. A colorful highlight is available tonight from 11 pm. Then, Terminal 1 will be in rainbow colors – a symbol of the CSD and a premiere at the […]

Youth Against AIDS celebrates successful weekend in Zurich and Vienna

With a smile on their faces many young people left the Vienna City Hall on Sunday evening. One day after the Life Ball, Youth Against AIDS organized the LIFE BALL NEXT GENERATION for the first time on June 11, together with LIFE +, specifically for 16- to 18-year-olds. This event was for teens who pre-occupied with sexual education and HIV / Aids, and thencelebrated  as a reward for one day with international DJs, stars and influencers. 800 pupils were already informed by the workshops in the run-up to the LIFE BALL NEXT GENERATION in Austria. As a thank you, top-class bands and DJs like Tagtraeumer, Stereoact and […]

Youth Against AIDS reaches the first students with workshops in Vienna

Already on 7th and 8th May, 60 young people from Vienna and the surrounding area were trained as so-called “peers” by the education experts of Youth Against AIDS. As these the young people can independently give the enlightenment workshops in school classes. All participants will be invited exclusively to the LIFE BALL NEXT GENERATION as a reward for their commitment. “With the LIFE BALL NEXT GENERATION, we want to appeal to young, dedicated people, train them to educate and then celebrate an unforgettable party with them,” says Daniel Nagel, CEO of Youth Against AIDS “The LIFE BALL NEXT GENERATION is a thank you event for those young people who […]