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  • Nicky Morgan: making PSHE statutory would do little to tackle the subject's problems

    The minister will not prioritise making sex and relationships education statutory in all schools – despite a major campaign by MPs. Nicky Morgan believes that making personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) compulsory would do little to tackle “the most pressing problems” with the subject.

    16 hours ago | TES
  • Government rejects calls for statutory PSHE and SRE: comment from NAT

    Today, the Government announced it won’t be following the recommendation of the Education Select Committee by making PSHE and SRE compulsory in all schools despite repeated calls from MPs, teachers and health organisations. This means it will continue to be delivered according to the whims of individual head teachers rather than the needs of young people.

    17 hours ago | NAT
  • New HIV cases continue to decline in D.C.

    There were 396 newly reported HIV cases in 2014, a 70 percent decrease from the 1,333 cases reported in 2007, which marked the highest number of HIV cases reported in the city. Whitman-Walker Executive Director Don Blanchon said the declining number of new HIV infections in D.C. reflects the value of community wide testing, treatment on demand and prevention efforts that include pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP.

    09 February 2016 | Washington Blade
  • Activists United and Ignited by Urgency for HIV Prevention in Europe: EATG and AVAC call for the rollout of PrEP as a proven HIV prevention strategy

    Initiated and organised entirely by the community of people living with and at risk for HIV, the second European HIV Prevention Summit brought together representatives of civil society, the pharmaceutical industry, researchers and academia in Brussels between 29 and 31 January. In addition to a thorough examination of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), the summit discussed the latest developments in the research fields of vaccines, rectal and vaginal microbicides and antibodies and their utility in HIV prevention.

    03 February 2016 | EATG
  • Only 3 Presidential Candidates Share How They Will Address HIV

    Only 3 out of the 16 candidates running for president answered GMHC's survey on how they plan to govern on issues concerning HIV.

    01 February 2016 | HIVPlus
  • Where next for HIV prevention in New Zealand?

    A key focus of the New Zealand Medical Journal editorial is on the continued importance of behaviour-based interventions in a world where the momentum seems to have shifted to clinic based control involving pharmaceuticals. The authors highlight the danger that the medicalization of HIV prevention could lead to a disinvestment in behaviour-based interventions, which, they imply, would not be conducive to controlling the epidemic.

    30 January 2016 | BMJ Group blogs
  • PEPFAR's Dr Deborah Birx urges sharper focus to halt HIV globally

    To protect and extend the significant progress made against the HIV/AIDS epidemic globally, policymakers and funders must target specific high-risk populations, especially young women in sub-Saharan Africa, according to U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Dr. Deborah Birx, who oversees the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

    27 January 2016 | Fogarty International Center
  • The Kremlin Shows the World How to Make an AIDS Crisis Worse

    New HIV infections have slowed dramatically throughout the world in recent years, including in much of sub-Saharan Africa—the region worst hit by the AIDS-causing virus—but Russia is a deadly exception. Even the official figures, which most experts agree are a significant underestimation, are terrifying. Almost 1 million Russians are registered as having contracted HIV, out of a population of 143 million people, an almost twofold increase from 2010.

    27 January 2016 | Newsweek
  • Unprepared, unwilling and unethical

    How a lack of leadership in HIV prevention is failing those at risk of infection in the UK (and beyond).

    26 January 2016 | Incidence 0
  • HRI has serious concerns with draft UNGASS outcome document

    If adopted in its present form, the current language represents a significant step backwards both from previously agreed commitments and language, within CND (such as resolution 56/6), HIV fora (in particular the 2011 Political Declaration on HIV) and the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (Goal 3, targets 3.3 and 3.5).

    26 January 2016 | Harm Reduction International
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