GNP+ published this document with the aim of encouraging more meaningful involvement of young people living with HIV within the HIV response. Supported by funding from the HIV Young Leaders Fund, GNP+ conducted research among 350 young people living with HIV, and among more than 175 youth-led organisations and networks living with HIV, to identify the key barriers faced by YPLHIV to engaging more meaningfully in the HIV response. The findings from this research led to the development of this tool. Each chapter in this guidebook outlines one of the five steps to scaling up and sustaining the involvement of YPLHIV in organisations:
Understanding what is meant by ‘meaningful involvement’
Finding good reasons to involve youth living with HIV
Linking youth and organisations together
Sustaining and growing youth involvement
Seeing positive health, dignity, and prevention in action
The guidebook provides practical information, tips and tools that can be used by experienced practitioners as well as those who are new to this area to strengthen their capacity to facilitate the meaningful involvement and leadership of YPLHIV.