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Violence a major driver for teens not taking their HIV treatment

Four types of violence were independently associated with adherence – physical abuse by caregivers; witnessing domestic violence; teacher violence; or verbal victimisation by healthcare staff. The researchers comment that violence and victimisation from these sources “evoke a sense of betrayal among adolescents for whom they are hoped-for sources of care and support."

Published
06 April 2018
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AVERT
Generation PrEP?

Pre-exposure prophylaxis has an uncertain future among youth under 25. A litany of variables, both internal and logistical, can keep MSM of any age from accessing PrEP. These factors are often magnified by adolescence, a period during which individuals are less certain of their sexual orientation, less engaged in the health care system and less likely to adhere to a daily drug regimen.

Published
03 April 2018
From
Poz
UK Adolescents with Perinatally-Acquired HIV Are Not at Increased Risk of Anxiety, Depression

Adolescents and Adults Living with Perinatal HIV (AALPHI) is an ongoing study in the United Kingdom that follows a cohort of young people with perinatally-acquired HIV (PHIV) and a control group of HIV-affected youth, who have a parent, sibling, or other household member living with HIV.

Published
24 March 2018
From
MD Magazine
Cash transfers reduce risk of intimate partner violence for young girls in South Africa

Study finds that the risk of physical intimate partner violence (IPV) is reduced by giving regular cash payments to poor girls, but HIV infection rates are not affected.

Published
08 March 2018
From
AVERT
There's an uptick in HIV in these millennial groups. Here's why.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released a report about HIV trends for people under 30 in the U.S., and the numbers show an increase in one particular group: 25- to 29-year-olds. Rates of HIV testing are low among millennials.

Published
27 February 2018
From
Mashable
These 7 States With ‘No Promo Homo’ Laws Have Some of America’s Worst HIV Rates

Six out of seven of the U.S. states with laws which forbid teachers from discussing LGBTQ issues (including sexual health and HIV) in a positive light are among the 15 states with the highest rates of HIV.

Published
22 February 2018
From
Hornet
Many young US men at high risk for HIV do not take anti-HIV pill

Less than 4 percent of young adult men-who-have-sex-with-men in the U.S. – a population at significant risk of contracting the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) – reported ever using the pill that protects them from the virus, in a recently published study.

Published
13 December 2017
From
Reuters
India bans condom adverts during primetime TV

Move is aimed at protecting children but campaigner warns it could undo decades of progress on sexual health.

Published
12 December 2017
From
The Guardian
The C-word? ‘Condom’ reportedly too graphic for Russian Education Ministry to be used in HIV lesson

Prudish officials want to avoid “delicate topics,” including the use of the word “condom,” a particular bone of contention, deeming it “unacceptable” language when educating minors.

Published
06 November 2017
From
RT
South Africa: HIV prevention pills now available to university students

HIV negative students at seven universities will be able to access the medication from approved campus health clinics. The universities are Nelson Mandela University‚ Rhodes University‚ University of Limpopo‚ University of the Free State‚ University of Venda‚ University of Zululand and Vaal University of Technology.

Published
27 September 2017
From
Times Live
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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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