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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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  • WHO and UNAIDS launch new standards to improve adolescent care

    New Global Standards for quality health-care services for adolescents developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNAIDS aim to help countries improve the quality of adolescent health care.

    07 October 2015 | UNAIDS press release
  • Leave no one behind: participation is key to achieving the sexual and reproductive health targets of the SDGs

    This week, the Sustainable Development Goals will be adopted during the United Nations’ General Assembly in New York, USA but these will not be achievable without the participation of those who are most affected. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are … more →

    23 September 2015 | Key Correspondents
  • "I think about killing myself every day" - young gay men and suicide

    Jake, 26 says: "I was amazed to find out that the number one killer of young gay men was not HIV, it’s suicide, but yet it seems all the gay community talks about is HIV and STIs. You want to talk about stigma? Try telling someone you are depressed and suicidal."

    10 September 2015 | GMFA
  • Young People Lead On HIV Response in Burundi

    Around the world many young people remain unaware of their HIV status, which is the second biggest cause of adolescent deaths. But in Burundi, young people are leading the way to address this issue.

    04 September 2015 |
  • 3 Reasons Gay Teen Boys Don’t Get Tested for HIV

    HIV rates are increasing among young men who have sex with men (MSM), but only one in five gay male teenagers have been tested for the virus, according to findings of a study by Northwestern University and the Center for Innovative Public Health Research.

    28 August 2015 | Poz
  • Comprehensive Sex-Ed Laws Vary Widely Across the United States

    2015 was a good year for national sex-ed expansion, shows a comprehensive new report by the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS). But advocates warn that the quality and quantity of education kids receive on the topic still differs dramatically from state to state.

    26 August 2015 | Poz magazine news
  • Large percentage of youth with HIV may lack immunity to measles, mumps, rubella

    Between one-third and one-half of individuals in the United States who were infected with HIV around the time of birth may not have sufficient immunity to ward off measles, mumps, and rubella -- even though they may have been vaccinated against these diseases. This estimate is based on a study of more than 600 children and youth exposed to HIV in the womb.

    14 August 2015 | Science Daily
  • UK government reject Committee recommendations on PSHE

    Today, the Government failed to accept any of the recommendations made by the Education Select Committee on how to improve personal, social and health education (PSHE) in this country. The committee recommended PSHE should be made compulsory in all schools and that compulsory guidance for schools (which currently dates back to 2000) be updated ensuring PSHE is inclusive of same-sex relationships – the Government’s response fails to accept this.

    17 July 2015 | NAT press release
  • Seroconverting at 15

    Bob Leahy talks to Preston Leon, a 16-year old man from Central British Columbia diagnosed with HIV a year ago, about what it’s like to find out you are HIV-positive when you are a teenager in a small rural community where HIV isn’t talked about.

    06 July 2015 | Positive Lite
  • A condom that changes colour when it comes into contact with STIs has been invented by a group of school pupils

    The 'S.T.EYE' has a built-in indicator to detect infections such as chlamydia and syphilis, turning a different colour depending on the strain of bacteria present.

    24 June 2015 | The Independent
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