The US government’s goal of vaccinating young girls against the human papillomavirus has been disappointing, with less than a third of teenagers having completed a full course of HPV vaccine. But now the United States can look to Australia, which six years into a successful nationwide HPV vaccination campaign has experienced a sharp decline in the number of new cases of genital warts among young men and women.
19 April 2013 | New York Times
In the second part of our video interview with Sex and the Citadel author Shereen El Feki, the academic and journalist discusses homosexuality within the context of a post-Arab Spring world.
08 April 2013 | Xtra
Personal, Social Health and Economic (PSHE) education is vital for children and young people. It is as important as reading, writing and arithmetic (and IT) yet it continues to be the 'Cinderella subject' of the school curriculum; neglected and ignored. Last month, the Government announced it would not be making PSHE education statutory in primary or secondary schools. Brook, like many organisations, believes this undermines children's rights, their health and their safety.
05 April 2013 | Huffington Post
"Sofia, Samira and I were waiting impatiently to get our HIV test results. The atmosphere in the waiting room seemed quiet and unpleasant. I could observe fear and frustration on everybody's faces; a fear of being HIV positive, a fear of becoming an outcast among our friends, our families and our society....
"...[Sofia] wasn’t crying just because of being infected with HIV, she was crying because she knew the awful life that was coming. A life of being prejudged unjustly, being accused of what she was not responsible for, and being treated like a cheap prostitute...After the painful experience Sofia went through, she left the city the next morning, and since then nobody has heard from her."
10 October 2012 | City College News
The number of units of donated blood contaminated with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) rose by 18 percent this year, according to data from the latest Philippine HIV/AIDS Registry. The country is currently experiencing one of the shapest rises in HIV prevalence of any country in the world, largely due to sex between men.
09 October 2012 | GMA News
A pornography trade group has called for a nationwide filming moratorium while performers are tested for syphilis and Los Angeles County public health officials investigate a possible outbreak of the sexually transmitted disease.
21 August 2012 | New York Daily News
Lesley Pilkington, a psychotherapist who was found guilty of ‘professional malpractice’ for using the techniques of ‘conversion therapy’ (a bogus form of treatment which is supposed to make gay people become straight) has lost her appeal against the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Mrs Pilkington was found guilty of malpractice last year after trying to convert a gay client to heterosexuality, with the BACP describing her practice as ‘negligent’, ‘dogmatic’ and ‘unprofessional’.
24 May 2012 | British Humanist Association
(University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) The proportion of insured girls and young women completing the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine among those who initiated the series has dropped significantly -- as much as 63 percent -- since the vaccine was approved in 2006, according to new research from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston.
05 May 2012 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
KAMPALA, 2 April 2012 (PLUSNEWS) - Leaders of the hearing impaired community in Uganda say the government's HIV programmes have failed them because their special needs are not taken into consideration.
02 April 2012 | IRIN Plus News
Edward Mills of the University of Ottawa, Canada and colleagues argue in this week's PLoS Medicine that the HIV/AIDS response in Africa needs a more balanced approach to gender, so that both men and women are involved in HIV treatment and prevention.
07 February 2012 | Eurekalert Inf Dis