What we've been up to this month:

CHIVA was invited to Spark 17 in September; a meeting of youth advocates, experts and activists from the global HIV community held in Lesotho.

The week long programme aimed to skill up young people with HIV to empower and equip them with skills to lead work on HIV and youth issues in their home countries.

Two members of the CHIVA youth committee attended and spent the week working alongside young people from Europe, South America, Asia and Africa gaining skills in communication, use of social media, how to campaign and creative writing.

They also engaged in creative workshops such as poetry. It was an incredible experience for our young youth committee members who came back motivated and inspired – we look forward to hearing about their exciting and creative ideas at our next youth committee meeting in November!