The 8th South African AIDS Conference was held from 13 – 15 June 2017 at the Durban International Convention Centre . Under the theme “Long Walk to Prevention: Every Voice Counts” had the conference engaging participants on the various methods and techniques of prevention. Part of the “Every Voice Counts” mandate was to ensure the inclusion of the youth of South Africa. Which their varying experiences based on their different backgrounds. They stressed the necessity of the youth being at the forefront of HIV / AIDS programming in all sectors.