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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
  • 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

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  • How we are failing a generation of young gay men

    New research has found three-quarters of young men who are sexually attracted to other men (young MSM) don’t receive any information about same-sex relationships at school and a third don’t received any information on HIV transmission and safer sex.

    10 March 2015 | NAT press release
  • Main party leaders respond to calls for inclusive SRE in all schools

    The three main political party leaders in the UK have responded to a campaign calling for LGBT-inclusive Sex and Relationship Education (SRE).

    16 February 2015 | Pink News
  • Lowering the Age for HIV Prevention

    The risk of infection is highest among among gay black men in their teens—but Truvada, the drug otherwise known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, is still available only for people 18 and older.

    13 February 2015 | The Atlantic
  • China reports sharp rise in HIV cases in 2014

    China has reported a sharp rise in new cases of HIV infection last year, highlighting increased incidence of the disease among the elderly and young students. Official media reported a 15 per cent rise in the number of people diagnosed with HIV infections last year over the previous year, with about 100,000 people newly infected in 2014.

    19 January 2015 | Financial Times (free registration required)
  • Uganda: study finds that 35% of university students are HIV-positive

    As the government continues to battle the spread of HIV – the virus that causes Aids – in Uganda, a new report indicates that a little over a third of students of Ugandan universities are HIV positive.

    04 January 2015 | New Vision
  • Condom rebrand vital to curb new HIV infections among Malawi’s youth

    Condoms have become increasingly unpopular among young people in Malawi, contributing to high HIV transmission rates. In response, PSI have developed a new brand of condoms in a variety of colours and flavours.

    15 December 2014 | Key Correspondents
  • Adolescents born with HIV must be told their status

    Petronella Sampa Nsomfwa was born with HIV, but wasn't told of her status by her parents before they died. On the launch of a new report she calls on families to be open with their adolescent children about their HIV status.

    15 December 2014 | Key Correspondents
  • HPV vaccine, riskier sexual activity not linked researchers say

    Sexual behavior of teenage girls does not appear to be impacted by the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, according to Queen's University, Canada researchers Drs. Leah Smith and Linda Lévesque.

    09 December 2014 | Eurekalert
  • PEPFAR’s ‘Global Pediatric ARV Commitment-To-Action’ Aims To Improve Drug Access

    Since the start of President Obama’s Administration, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has achieved a four-fold increase and is now providing 7.7 million people with life-saving antiretroviral (ARV) treatment worldwide. Despite this, only 1 in 4 of the 3.2 million children living with HIV/AIDS worldwide are today receiving treatment.

    09 December 2014 | US Department of State
  • I’m living with HIV, but it doesn’t define me

    When I was 13, my doctor sat me down and told me that I was HIV-positive. Sitting next to me, my mum was silent, in denial of the virus that she had unknowingly passed to me.

    07 December 2014 | The Guardian
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