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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

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  • VIDEO: This Gay Teenage Couple Defies HIV Stereotypes

    When Chanse, a 19-year-old gay man living in Shreveport, Louisiana, tested HIV positive a few months ago, his mother reacted with understandable emotion and concern. And then she did something both odd and beautiful: she threw Chanse a coming out party.

    13 November 2014 | MarkSKing.com
  • Missed HPV vaccination opportunities: a consequence of avoiding awkward conversations

    In the US, routine administration of quadrivalent HPV vaccine is recommended for girls and boys at 11-12 yrs, with catch-up vaccination recommended up to 26 yrs for girls, and 21 yrs for boys.  The difficulty has been in the implementation of the recommendation: overall rates of initiating and completion among US teenage girls currently stand at 57% and 35% respectively.

    11 November 2014 | BMJ
  • Learning, Dating and Hooking Up: Sex Education Goes Online in Cambodia

    The transition to puberty can be an awkward experience for youth to navigate. In Cambodia, sex education is moving increasingly into the virtual realm, with the Internet and mobile phones providing welcome spaces for young people to learn, seek help and stay safe.

    07 November 2014 | Inter Press Service
  • HIV Diagnoses Among Young Gay Men: We Need to Act

    I will keep saying it until I'm blue in the face: new HIV Infections have almost doubled amongst 15-24 year olds. I read my briefing over breakfast this morning and I cannot quite describe the feeling in my stomach. How can we, how can I allow this to happen, and how did these data slip out and go largely unreported this week?

    16 October 2014 | Huffington Post
  • 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.”

    17 September 2014 | 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
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