Linking Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and HIV Services for Young People: The Link Up Project

J Adolesc Health. 2017 Feb;60(2S2):S3-S6. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2016.11.008.


Sexual health and access to services are a pressing need for young people. This article introduces Link Up, a 3-year project in three African and two Asian countries, to enable and scale up access to integrated HIV services and sexual and reproductive health and rights for marginalized young people. The young people we worked with in this project included young men who have sex with men, young sex workers, young people who use drugs, young transgender people, young homeless people, and other vulnerable young people. The research and programmatic activities of Link Up, as illustrated in this Supplement, have highlighted the importance of recognizing and engaging with diversity among young people to improve access to services and outcomes protecting their health and human rights.

Keywords: Adolescents; HIV; Integration; Key populations; Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR); Young people.

Publication types

  • Introductory Journal Article

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Health Services / standards
  • Bangladesh
  • Burundi
  • Child
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Ethiopia
  • HIV Infections / psychology
  • Health Services Needs and Demand / standards*
  • Humans
  • Myanmar
  • Program Development
  • Reproductive Health / education*
  • Reproductive Health Services / standards*
  • Reproductive Rights / education*
  • Uganda
  • Vulnerable Populations*