SECURE THE FUTURE Hosting Teens at AIDS 2016

Jul 18, 2016 2:00 AM ET
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SECURE THE FUTURE program is hosting over 100 teens living with HIV at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa this week.  The young people are coming together to share their stories of living positively.  These teens face unique challenges.

 “There is stigma and discrimination in both private and public places,” says Tinashe Rufurwadzo, the 24-year-old communications officer for the AfricAid Zvandiri program, which provides services for HIV-positive young people in Zimbabawe. “There is economic hardship. Sometimes people stop taking medication because they think they’re cured, and they’re not.”

Hear their stories live through a radio program called “In Our Voice”,  presented in partnership with Children’s Radio Foundation.  The teens will be broadcasting live throughout the conference on, #InOurVoice. SECURE THE FUTURE is a Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation program.