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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

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  • 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

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  • #IASYouthVoices: PrEP and Proud

    "I feel like most young men who have sex with men are invisible in the eyes of health workers." – Kyle, Johannesburg, South Africa. The #IASYouthVoices series returns this month with new stories from young people sharing how HIV affects their lives, from accessing HIV prevention to navigating treatment and care. Watch Kyle's story.

    20 June 2017 | International AIDS Society / YouTube
  • South Africa: Parents, principals will no longer decide whether pupils access condoms at schools

    School governing bodies and parents will no longer be able to prevent pupils from getting condoms at schools, according to a new basic education department policy released on Wednesday.

    14 June 2017 | Bhekisisa
  • China's Only School For HIV-Positive Students Now Permitted to Hold College Entry Exams

    Kun Kun was just five when his grandfather signed a petition to have him thrown out of his village. Kun Kun had been tested for HIV, and found positive. Other children refused to play with him and, along with his grandfather, 200 of his neighbors signed the petition.

    02 June 2017 | Newsweek
  • Megatrends and Maximizing Impact

    What seemed impossible 15 years ago has been achieved. We are at the tipping point of ending the HIV, tuberculosis and malaria epidemics. But tipping points can go either way – success or failure. We need to address a real break point with young people. We can either have a demographic dividend, or we can have a demographic disaster.

    02 June 2017 | Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria
  • LGB-Focused Resources Help Stressed Teens Cope

    Imagining a better future isn't enough to help LGB teens deal with stress related to their sexual orientation, new research finds. However well-intentioned the idea, "It Gets Better" is not the best coping strategy for teens dealing with stress related to their sexual orientation, and, in some cases, it may even do more harm than good, according to a new study led by University of Arizona researcher Russell Toomey. A better method, according to the research, is for teens to seek out organizations, activities and resources focused specifically on the gay, lesbian and bisexual community.

    16 May 2017 | Univesity of Arizona
  • Health problems may increase as young people infected with HIV at birth get older

    A Massachusetts General Hospital study has found that US youth infected with HIV around the time of their birth are at higher risk throughout their adolescence and young adulthood for experiencing serious health problems, poor control of the HIV virus or death.

    29 March 2017 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • FPA welcomes government announcement on relationships and sex education

    FPA is delighted that the Secretary of State, Justine Greening, has announced today (Wednesday 1 March) that, in England, every child from the age of four will be taught about safe and healthy relationships and, later, about sex.

    01 March 2017 | FPA
  • NAT welcomes Statutory Sex and Relationships Education, but says it must not leave LGBT young people behind

    We are delighted that the Government is taking this desperately needed and long-awaited step to make PSHE and SRE compulsory in all schools. The guidance must empower and support schools to talk about same-sex relationships, gender identity and information on HIV and other STIs.

    01 March 2017 | National AIDS Trust
  • UNAIDS announces 18.2 million people on antiretroviral therapy, but warns that 15–24 years of age is a highly dangerous time for young women

    New UNAIDS report shows that people are particularly vulnerable to HIV at certain points in their lives and calls for a life-cycle approach to find solutions for everyone at every stage of life.

    21 November 2016 | UNAIDS
  • UNC Receives $18 Million to Combine Tech & Health

    "iTech will be home to six studies with each study using technology to address a barrier to the HIV care continuum,” said Hightow-Weidman. “For youth at risk of becoming infected with HIV, we will develop apps that list HIV testing sites and medical providers who prescribe pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP to prevent HIV. For youth who test positive for the virus, we will develop electronic health interventions to engage them in care and improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy.”

    28 September 2016 | University of North Carolina Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases
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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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