There are 89,000 people living with HIV in Burundi. 0.5% of young people in the country are living with HIV.

To respond to the epidemic in Burundi, we work with Alliance Burundaise Contre le SIDA (ABS), a national network of over 400 organisations responding to HIV and AIDS. We support communities across the country to tackle HIV and strengthen the national response through community action. 

ABS provides financial support to community organisations, and training in delivering effective HIV programmes. They also provide direct services - in 2014 they reached nearly 20,000 people with HIV and sexual and reproductive health services.

ABS are working to support the needs of young people as part of the Link Up project, an ambitious, five country programme which aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights of more than one million young people, over three years.

<p>Nahimana, 22, with her daughter in Bujumbura, Burundi. Nahimana works at a market and also sells sex in order to provide for her two children.</p>
<p>Nahimana visits a youth centre, RNJ+, for support, sexual health information, and condoms. It&rsquo;s the only youth centre in Burundi that provides a stigma-free space for all young people. This includes sex workers, people living with HIV, LGBTI young people and people who use drugs.</p>