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  • The future

    In the UK, the expectation now is that children born with HIV will do well on treatment, so their care needs to include planning for their teenage...

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • Can sex education lead to less sex?

    Educating young people about sex and sexual choices from an early age has been accused of causing promiscuity and premature sexual behaviour, but the evidence is at least...

    From: Preventing HIV

    Information level Level 4

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  • How Can We Help Young People Under Age 18 Get PrEP?

    Getting PrEP into the hands of young people at high risk for HIV infection is a priority that experts are now discussing. A recent webinar and Q&A session hosted by HIVE brought together PrEP providers from across the country to talk about some of these issues and share successes and challenges.

    22 April 2016 | BETA blog
  • Labour Promises Compulsory PSHE In Schools

    Labour has promised to make Personal Social Health and Economic education (PSHE) and age-appropriate sex education compulsory, saying youths are facing a “ticking time bomb” of issues.

    23 March 2016 | Huffington Post
  • Nigerian government must scale up fight against HIV

    In Nigeria efforts to combat the virus have had limited success, and new infections are recorded daily especially among more at risk groups such as young people and men who have sex with men.

    24 February 2016 | Key Correspondents
  • Obama Removes All Funding For ‘Abstinence-Only’ Sex Education

    Good news: President Barack Obama removes all government funding for abstinence-only sex education programs in US public schools.

    18 February 2016 | Patheos
  • Cuomo’s Proposal Seeks Confidentiality for Minors With H.I.V.

    Teenagers in New York State can find out if they have H.I.V. without telling their parents, but they generally cannot be treated or get medication to prevent its transmission without parental consent. That, doctors say, can deter minors from seeking help.

    17 February 2016 | New York Times
  • David Cameron just blocked compulsory sex education - and the women in his Cabinet are furious

    Nicky Morgan waged a valiant battle to persuade the Prime Minister to back her – but to no avail. What's worse is David Cameron decided to ignore the entreaties not only of his Education Secretary – and the aforementioned assembled ranks of supporters and experts – but also several other senior women in the Cabinet.

    15 February 2016 | The Telegraph
  • 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.

    11 February 2016 | 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.

    11 February 2016 | NAT
  • HIV Testing Uncommon in Teens Despite Recommendations: CDC

    Fewer than 1 in 4 high school students who've had sex have ever been tested for HIV, a troubling low rate that didn't budge over eight years, government researchers say. Young adults fared slightly better, although testing rates have declined in black women, a high-risk group.

    20 January 2016 | ABC News
  • Legal barriers to adolescent participation in HIV and STI research need to be removed

    Parental permission for adolescent participation in research on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is not required ethically and may undermine public health interests, according to a new paper by law and public health experts at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and Baylor College of Medicine.

    12 January 2016 | Rice University press release
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