loveLife is a youth focused HIV prevention initiative in South Africa. The not-for-profit organisation promotes AIDS-free living among South African youth aged between 12 and 19 by employing a holistic approach to youth development and behaviour change that motivates adolescents to take charge of their lives for brighter futures. While loveLife's national office is situated in Johannesburg, there are provincial offices in each of South Africa's nine province plus more than 20 regional offices nationwide. loveLife's 18 Y-centres are strategically set up in areas of high HIV prevalence.

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  • loveLife is a youth focused HIV prevention initiative in South Africa. The not-for-profit organisation promotes AIDS-free living among South African youth aged between 12 and 19 by employing a holistic approach to youth development and behaviour change that motivates adolescents to take charge of their lives for brighter futures. The overall aim of loveLife is to reduce the rate of new infections in young people, in order to reduce the overall prevalence of HIV in South Africa, which stands at 10.9% (2008) of the population. (Additional sources: UNAIDS, HSRC, see also HIV/AIDS in South Africa) Considering that a high number of new infections are among 15- to 24-year-olds, loveLife targets people below 15 to ensure they remain HIV negative and youth above 15 to help them recognise and tackle their elevated risk of infection. loveLife's comprehensive strategy was designed to address the specifics of the epidemic in South Africa, as well as its resources and socio-economic infrastructure. It seeks to achieve sustained engagement with the first generation of young people growing up in post-apartheid South Africa (the so-called ‘born-frees’) who are exposed to greater benefits than their parents but still face many of the socio-economic legacies of apartheid, such as poverty and unemployment. loveLife engages with South African youth through outreach and support programmes which are implemented by a corps of peer educators. These young people have permission to work in 5 500 schools, 18 (in 2010) Youth Centres (Y-Centres), and in partnership with up to 200 community-based organisations across the country. These programmes are complemented by an integrated media campaign on TV, radio, mobile, print and the web. While loveLife's national office is situated in Johannesburg, there are provincial offices in each of South Africa's nine province plus more than 20 regional offices nationwide. loveLife's 18 Y-centres are strategically set up in areas of high HIV prevalence. (en)
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  • nationwide South Africa
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  • *Grace Matlhape, Chief Executive Officer
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  • peer educators, education, media
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  • Non-profit organization
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  • loveLife is a youth focused HIV prevention initiative in South Africa. The not-for-profit organisation promotes AIDS-free living among South African youth aged between 12 and 19 by employing a holistic approach to youth development and behaviour change that motivates adolescents to take charge of their lives for brighter futures. While loveLife's national office is situated in Johannesburg, there are provincial offices in each of South Africa's nine province plus more than 20 regional offices nationwide. loveLife's 18 Y-centres are strategically set up in areas of high HIV prevalence. (en)
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  • LoveLife South Africa (en)
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