Clint Walters, 21, found out that he was HIV-positive four years ago at age 17. After volunteering in San Francisco at Health Initiatives for Youth (HIFY), Clint founded Health Initiatives for Youth-UK in 1999 (http://www.hify-uk.com). The organisation's mission is to provide emotional and practical support to HIV positive youth and to empower all young people with accurate, age-appropriate information about HIV and sexually transmitted infections to ensure that they make the best decisions regarding their sexual health and personal well-being. Through HIFY, Clint conducts educational outreach to schools, youth clubs and prisons. In 1999, Clint appeared in an MTV/UNAIDS public service announcement.
"Like you I thought HIV would never touch me. . . . until I tested positive."
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