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MTV Staying Alive Initiative

An HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention charity spearheaded by MTV Networks International, providing grants to youth-led organisations around the world that are working to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS in their communities.

Courtesy of Staying Alive Initiative


Working with Positive Action, we’re in the midst of a four-year programme of training, development and capacity building for youth-focused organisations and their young leaders in all parts of the world. This training and development programme is designed to make our grantees’ HIV projects more effective, to build stronger and more sustainable organisations, and to develop and promote young people as the leaders of the future community response to HIV and AIDS.

Key Facts

Project name: 
Staying Alive Initiative, Capacity Building Programme

Run by:
Staying Alive Foundation


Youth (with a target age range of

Heightened risk due to emotional changes experienced by this age group; stigma and discrimination; limited global investment in youth-led responses to HIV; limited opportunities for youth to contribute directly to national and international HIV strategy

Residential training programmes,
e-training courses and grantee exchanges for youth-led organisations