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  • New research into how young people learn about sex and relationships

    New research has highlighted the differences in how young men and women learn about sex and relationships. Although more young people than ever are getting most of their information about sexual matters from school, the majority still feel they are not getting all the information they need, and men in particular are missing out.

    17 hours ago | Medical Research Council
  • Nick Clegg: Tories to blame for blocking mandatory sex education

    Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has blamed his coalition partners for stopping plans for statutory sex and relationship education.

    20 hours ago | Pink News
  • Needle exchange Is allowed after HIV outbreak in an Indiana county

    An outbreak of HIV in southeastern Indiana prompted the governor on Thursday to declare a public health emergency as officials worked to stop the spread of the virus that causes AIDS. The governor authorized a short-term exchange program that would provide drug users with access to sterile needles so that contaminated needles were less likely to be shared. Gov. Mike Pence, a Republican, has long opposed such programs. But he said that the outbreak, which was first identified in late January, had reached epidemic proportions, justifying the action. “This is all hands on deck,” Mr. Pence said. “This is a very serious situation.”

    28 March 2015 | New York Times
  • UNAIDS holds virtual consultation for its 2016–2021 Strategy

    UNAIDS is holding its first round of virtual consultations to develop its 2016–2021 Strategy. From 23 March to 2 April, the consultation process will be open to everyone to share information, ideas and experiences on how to accelerate rights-based, evidence-informed action to Fast-Track the AIDS response.

    26 March 2015 | UNAIDS
  • England government unveils £650k in new HIV spending

    The English Government has revealed that £800,000 of new money will be spent on HIV prevention, and to reduce the numbers of late diagnoses. A new £500,000 innovation fund was unveiled, which has been administered by Public Health England (PHE), and will allow small organisations to bid for funding of up to £50,000.

    13 March 2015 | Pink News
  • NAT (National AIDS Trust) ‘deeply concerned’ about the impact of upheaval and delay in national HIV prevention spending

    The Department of Health has announced its plans for investment in HIV prevention for 2015-16. 

    13 March 2015 | NAT press release
  • London HIV Prevention Contract awarded to GMI Partnership & NHS Freedoms Shop

    The leading London HIV Prevention provider GMI Partnership led by METRO Charity with Positive East and West London Gay Men's Project and working with NHS Freedoms Shop has been awarded just under £1 million over two years to continue to provide outreach and condom distribution across London to gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men (MSM).

    03 March 2015 | Metro Centre press release
  • Are women PrEPared?

    Can PreP just be provided to men who have sex with men in the UK? What about others? What about other vulnerable populations, such as black women and migrants? What about trans women? All the data we have here in the UK is about men who have sex with men, and this worries me.

    02 March 2015 | Speaking Up! (blog)
  • New Zealand: Caution urged on new HIV prevention info

    The NZ AIDS Foundation is advising a very cautious response to new research which is providing more support for an HIV prevention technique whereby men without HIV infection can take HIV medications to reduce the risk of any of the virus entering their bodies becoming an established infection.

    02 March 2015 | GayNZ
  • HIV Prevention Cuts Medical Costs

    Averting a single infection could save up to $338,000 over a lifetime.

    27 February 2015 | MedPage Today HIV/AIDS
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