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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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  • 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
  • Kenya: Parents not revealing HIV status to children

    Many parents are not telling their HIV-infected children of their status, with some as old as 14 and possibly sexually active.

    04 February 2014 | Standard
  • HIV-infected teens delaying treatment until advanced disease, US study shows

    Nearly half of HIV-infected teenagers and young adults forego timely treatment, delaying care until their disease has advanced, which puts them at risk for dangerous infections and long-term complications, according to a study led by the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

    04 February 2014 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • HPV vaccine 'does not lead to risky sexual behavior in teens'

    Some parents might worry that the human papillomavirus vaccine could lead to more sex or more unsafe sex in teenagers and young people. However, a new study conducted by the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Ohio and published in the Pediatrics journal finds that these concerns are unwarranted.

    04 February 2014 | HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
  • UK: Nick Clegg lashes out at ‘Cabinet wrangles’ over improving sex education

    Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has expressed his frustration at the failure of the Cabinet to agree on the need to “improve” and “modernise” sex education guidance.

    17 January 2014 | Pink News
  • Reaching out to prevent HIV in high-risk youth

    Program reaches out to young black, Latino gays on the streets to provide testing, therapy.

    09 January 2014 | USA TODAY
  • Opinion: 'Gay generation gap' over HIV?

    What is clear to me and my team at the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies is this: The notion that young men do not fear HIV nor are worried about HIV is a myth that needs to be dispelled. It undermines the lives and struggles of a new generation of gay men trying to make their places in the world and coming of age in this, the fourth decade of AIDS.

    08 December 2013 | CNN
  • Government grants reduce HIV risks for teenage girls in South Africa

    A study, led by Oxford University, finds that government grants in Southern Africa reduce HIV risks for teenage girls. The study, in The Lancet Global Health, involved 3,515 young people between 2009-12 in urban and rural parts of two South African provinces. They found teenage girls from households receiving grants were two-thirds less likely to take much older boyfriends, and half as likely to have sex in exchange for money, food, school fees or shelter.

    27 November 2013 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
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