The Math Behind the “Bulge”

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There are many more young people today than there were 30 years ago. This has profound implications for the HIV response because young people are at the highest risk of HIV in East and Southern Africa.

This graphic explains why this youth bulge is the most important demographic issue facing HIV prevention today and why efforts to date are only barely holding the problem at bay. It appears in AVAC Report 2017: Mixed messages and how to untangle them.

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