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Young People In DC Are Diagnosed With HIV At Twice The National Rate

In a city filled with public health think tanks and policymakers, young people are diagnosed with HIV at almost twice the national rate, according to data from the D.C. Department of Health. Of all 368 diagnoses in 2017, 41 percent were youth: people between the ages of 13 and 24. That same national rate is 21 percent.

Published
06 August 2018
From
WAMU 88.5
Outcry in Uganda over compulsory HIV test

Uganda wants to begin compulsory HIV/AIDS testing of students due to the rising number of new infections. The proposal has raised concerns over privacy.

Published
02 August 2018
From
Deutsche Welle
UNICEF warns of HIV crisis in teen girls, with 20 cases every hour

Teenagers, and particularly girls, are bearing the brunt of the global AIDS epidemic with around 30 adolescents becoming infected with HIV every hour, according to a report by the United Nations children’s fund UNICEF.

Published
25 July 2018
From
Reuters
Prince Harry joins Elton John to launch HIV campaign targeting men

The billion-dollar project “MenStar” will target men living with or at risk of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, which has been ravaged by AIDS since the 1980s.

Published
25 July 2018
From
Reuters
The youth bulge

The youth bulge is not new. Younger generations have almost always been larger than the previous generation. However, before the twentieth century, high child mortality meant that a large proportion of children did not survive to adulthood.

Published
22 July 2018
From
UNAIDS
Motsoaledi blames lack of sex ed in schools after latest HIV results

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaeledi has again raised his concerns about the lack of sexual and reproductive education at schools, after the results of a national HIV survey showed that young people are still at risk.

Published
18 July 2018
From
Health24
How South African teenagers born HIV positive are navigating life in care

Fifteen years ago drugs were introduced that, for the first time, prevented mothers from transmitting the HIV virus to their babies. The drugs meant that children born to mothers infected with the virus could live long and fruitful lives despite being HIV positive. Since then researchers have studied the health issues facing children living with HIV and there’s a fairly good understanding about the medical challenges they face. But there’s still a lack of knowledge about the social issues these young people have to navigate.

Published
27 June 2018
From
The Conversation
Most doctors would give HIV prevention drugs to teens

(Reuters Health) - Last month U.S. regulators said a pill that helps prevent infection with HIV is safe for use by adolescents, and a study suggests most physicians would be willing to prescribe this medicine to teens. So-called pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with Truvada, a daily pill combining the medicines tenofovir and emtricitabine, can lower the risk of getting HIV from sex by up to 90 percent, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Truvada has long been used to treat HIV and as a prevention strategy for adults.

Published
27 June 2018
From
Reuters
Fairfax students to learn about HIV prevention pill in health classes

The Fairfax County School Board voted last week to include information about pre-exposure prophylaxis — PrEP — in the district’s family life education curriculum, which includes lessons on sexual health and sexuality.

Published
19 June 2018
From
Washington Post
'I believe it was Section 28 that caused my HIV diagnosis'

If I’d had inclusive and compulsory sex education at school, I don’t think I’d be HIV positive today.

Published
25 May 2018
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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