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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

    Information level Level 4
  • Young people

    Amongst black African people, those under the age of 20 are the least likely to have diagnosed HIV and the least likely to have had unprotected sex...

    From: HIV & UK African communities

    Information level Level 4
  • The future

    More and more children who were infected with HIV at birth are growing up and entering their teenage years and adulthood. Some children’s HIV clinics...

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2

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  • Section 28 anti-gay law was great mistake, says top Tory

    Lord Fowler told the Evening Standard: “We have come a long way. It [Section 28] was a great mistake and I think it’s now recognised as a great mistake and I would apologise for it. It was totally misjudged.”

    9 hours ago | Evening Standard
  • Young Zimbabweans miss out on HIV testing

    Young people with HIV are dying in increasing numbers in Zimbabwe at a time when HIV-related deaths are declining for all other age groups.

    05 September 2014 | IRIN Africa
  • Are "Sugar Daddies" to Blame for HIV Transmission in Africa?

    It was long assumed that a major driver of the vastly greater prevalence of HIV infection in Zimbabwe, South Africa and other epicenters of the African HIV epidemic is intergeneratioal sex - sepcifically, young women having sexual realtionships with older "sugar daddies". Contrary to expectations, a recent high-quality, longitudinal study showed that participation in intergenerational sex did not impact the likelihood of contracting HIV infection.

    05 September 2014 | Scientific American
  • Young people speak out against stigma of youth condom use

    Young people around the world are not receiving clear messages or support to use condoms to prevent HIV infection, according to delegates at the AIDS 2014 conference.

    25 July 2014 | Key Correspondents
  • Global HIV response failing young people according to UN report

    While new HIV infections have declined by 44 percent among adults, people aged 15 to 24 have seen no decline in infection rates, despite efforts targeting young people, according to the latest United Nations Development Program’s Millennium Development Goals report. That is one reason, the report indicates, that the world is not on track to meet the goal of halting and beginning to reverse the spread of HIV by 2015.

    19 July 2014 | Science Speaks
  • Study explores why gay, lesbian teens binge drink

    Higher rates of binge drinking by lesbian and gay adolescents compared to their heterosexual peers may be due to chronic stress caused by difficult social situations, according to a study to be presented Saturday, May 3, at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

    06 May 2014 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
  • GMFA: It’s time for Young Gay Men to ‘Think Again’ about HIV

    “If we are going to avoid a generation of gay men getting infected it’s important that we persuade young gay men to think again about HIV, to reconsider some of the things that they think they know, to arm themselves with the information and the skills they need to prevent transmission,” said GMFA’s Chief Executive, Matthew Hodson.

    25 April 2014 | GMFA press release
  • HIV: The power of positive thinking

    At 12, Lisa was told that the 'vitamin pills' she'd been taking all her life were in fact antiretroviral drugs. Then she learnt that the woman she thought was her mother was really her aunt; her mother had died of Aids when she was four. She struggled to cope. Now 19, she's helping other young people with HIV to face the future.

    15 April 2014 | The Independent
  • SRE Supplementary Advice published: NAT comments

    Deborah Jack, chief executive, NAT (National AIDS Trust) response to the publishing of supplementary advice for schools on SRE for the 21st Century by the Sex Education Forum, Brook and the PSHE Association: “NAT welcomes this important piece of guidance for schools, which is an crucial step towards ensuring that young people receive a comprehensive education around the issues of consent, pornography and healthy relationships.

    28 February 2014 | NAT press release
  • England: Sex and Relationships Education Supplementary Advice Published

    Three of the country's leading experts in Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) have launched Supplementary Advice to complement the Government's statutory guidance on SRE, and to support teachers in improving the delivery of the topic in schools.

    28 February 2014 | Brook
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