The Y+ Leadership Initiative

is a virtual platform for young people living with HIV, established leaders and organizations who are committed to supporting young emerging HIV positive leaders.

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Looking for a Mentor and to be connected with established leaders in HIV response to develop & strengthen your leadership as young person living HIV, join the network.

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Y+ Leadership Code

Principles by YPLHIV for building leadership capacity & to hold all stakeholders accountable for supporting a new generation of positive leaders.

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Mentors support the personal and professional development of young people living with HIV, while also gaining insight into new perspectives and experiences.

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Y+ Leadership Code
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The Y+ Leadership Initiative

The Leadership Code is a guidance document for organizations and networks to help institutionalize the leadership development of young people living with HIV. By signing on, your organization agrees to a set of key principles and actions to foster an enabling environment for leadership development.

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Y+ calls for Steering Committee members: Apply by 13th November

20 October 2014 | Musah Lumumba

Dear friends, colleagues and young leaders,

Y+ is transitioning from an Advisory Group of the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) to a global network of young people living with...

Y+ petitions UNICEF and UNAIDS at AIDS 2014

16 August 2014 | Musah Lumumba

At the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, young people living with HIV (YPLHIV) from all over the world and representing the Global Network of YPLHIV (Y...

The END of AIDS: Kelly Thompson's Speech at a UNAIDS side event during the United Nations General Assembly annual AIDS review to follow up on the commitments from the 2011 Political Declaration.

11 June 2014 | Musah Lumumba

Kelly Thompson, an AIDS activist and a member of the PACT, spoke on her vision for ENDING AIDS.

Other prominent leaders who spoke at the event were: The UNAIDS Executive Director, Michel...

Y+ at The Scenario for the Future of AIDS in Africa

10 June 2014 | Musah Lumumba

Hello Y+ friends and family,

We are participating in the UNAIDS Scenario building workshop for the future of AIDS in Africa.

The scenario building process is looking at the future of...

International Candle Light memorial (IFMSA and Y+)

18 May 2014 | Musah Lumumba


In this beautiful video future physicians...

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