Youth Community Dialogue mural on HIV/AIDS (South Africa)

This mural was one of the 9 murals painted on public walls after each of the Youth Community Dialogues on HIV/AIDS held in every province of South Africa in 2007 and funded by the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The murals broadcasted the solutions and commitments agreed upon in each dialogue session.

Here, a young artist is in the process of painting one of the murals.

HIV painting by Chinese orphans

This painting was created by a group of abandoned young Chinese orphans living with HIV.

(source: Elton John AIDS Foundation)

"Be on the right track" drawing

This postcard was created by a young person from Minnesota in the United States.

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"Orphans with HIV" photo poster project (South Africa)

In this project, Parisian photographer and street artist J R wanted to portray children living with HIV as heroes in order to combat stigma.

Check out more photos from the project.

J R's work was recently written about in this article in The New York Times.

AIDS graffiti by Misérables Tag (Senegal)

Photo credit: Bineta Diagne

"...a dozen young graffiti artists are composing a large wall painting along with slogans like 'health is priceless' or 'fight AIDS'. The young artists use slogans and images to incite curiosity. 'We’ve used images in order to reach out to the illiterate people as well', says Big Key, one of the graffiti artists and a member of the group known as 'Misérables Tag'. The image sometimes depicts 'a person thinking about how to cure his child from sickle-cell disease', he explains."

"We are committed to the fight against HIV/AIDS" (mural in Burkina Faso)

Here's a mural painted by students and teachers at a primary school in Burkina Faso in January 2012.

Find out more and see the students who were involved by going to

CARES youth dance contest (United States)

This dance contest was organized by Youth Program Coordinator Erika Dennis at the Center for AIDS Research, Education and Services in Sacramento, California.

An emcee dressed in drag introduced the dance teams, which energized the audience while Dennis led the peer educator team that explained the importance of HIV testing.

Learn more about Dennis' story and the HIV outreach she does in schools!

Is HIV Still A Death Sentence? Young People Weigh In (NPR podcast)

Taken from an NPR blog post by Patti Neighmond on July 16, 2012

Think of this like a snapshot — a few perspectives of HIV-negative 20-somethings.

To start, we posted the following query on NPR's Facebook page:

"Thirty years ago, a positive HIV status was considered a death sentence. As treatments for the disease have advanced over the past three decades, we're wondering how younger people view the disease today."

Condom Nation in New Jersey, USA

Young activists from Condom Nation hand out condoms at an AIDS awareness event in Ashbury Park, New Jersey.

Find out more about Condom Nation at

Photo credit: Charles Sykes/AP

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High School HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (UK)

These two large AIDS ribbons were created by Year 9 students at Springfield School in Portsmouth, UK, in November 2011 at an HIV education event in coordination with HIV Education (HIVE) Southampton.

To each ribbon, students attached illustrations of the most memorable things they learned during the day-long event.

Find out more!

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