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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

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  • Give young people and gay men free condoms to reduce STIs, watchdog says

    Draft guidance from Nice says councils should consider schemes to provide free advice and condoms to halt rise in HIV and gonorrhoea.

    05 August 2016 | The Guardian
  • South Africa launches SheConquers prevention campaign for increased focus on young women and adolescent girls

    Responding to the heightened vulnerability of young women and adolescent girls to HIV, the Government of South Africa has launched a nationwide HIV prevention campaign. Entitled SheConquers, the three-year, multimillion rand campaign was launched at a session hosted by the South African Ministry of Health during the 21st International AIDS Conference, taking place in Durban, South Africa.

    21 July 2016 | UNAIDS
  • Adolescents are dying of AIDS at an alarming rate, UN agency warns

    An average of 29 adolescents between the ages of 15 and 19 are infected with HIV every hour, according to the United Nations Children's Fund, which is calling for a redoubling of prevention and treatment efforts.

    19 July 2016 | UN News Centre
  • New evidence on why young women in South Africa are at high risk of HIV infection

    Evidence by the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa consortium of South African and North American researchers will be presented on July 18 at the International AIDS 2016 Conference in Durban, shedding new light on why young women in South Africa have high rates of HIV infection.

    18 July 2016 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • Study results provide critical new data to guide HIV prevention and treatment efforts for women and girls

    Multiple studies discussed today in an official press briefing at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban collectively provide new insights that will help shape future HIV prevention and treatment efforts for women and girls.

    18 July 2016 | AIDS 2016
  • Sentebale’s founding patron, Prince Harry heads to Durban to talk at the International AIDS Conference

    Prince Harry will represent his charity Sentebale to discuss the impact stigma and discrimination have on youth. With remarks from co-founding patron of Sentebale Prince Seeiso, Prince Harry and Sir Elton John, and a panel of young advocates will describe what is and what is not working for the HIV response among young people, and what needs to change to truly address the needs of youth with HIV.

    16 July 2016 | Sentebale
  • Sex education in schools 'unfit' for smartphone generation, survey finds

    Half of 914 people aged 16-24 surveyed by Terrence Higgins Trust rated sex education they received as poor or terrible.

    13 July 2016 | The Guardian
  • National AIDS Trust responds to increased STI rates amongst gay and bisexual men

    We are failing to meet the sexual health needs of gay and bisexual men. The 21% increase in gonorrhoea cases and 19% increase in syphilis cases are not out of the blue. Instead of investing properly in prevention and sexual health services, the Government made an in-year cut to the public health budget of £200 million last year.

    05 July 2016 | NAT press release
  • No ending AIDS in Africa without protecting rights

    Ahead of the United Nations General Assembly High Level Meeting (HLM) on Ending AIDS, the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) cautions African governments against back-tracking on their AIDS commitments and failing to protect the rights of people living with HIV, women and girls and key populations, such as sex workers, people who use drugs, transgender people and men who have sex with men.

    06 June 2016 | ARASA
  • Unsafe sex is fastest-growing risk for ill health in teens

    The Lancet Commission's groundbreaking report finds that years of neglect have had detrimental effects on adolescent health. Two-thirds of young people are growing up in countries where preventable and treatable health problems like HIV/AIDS, early pregnancy, and unsafe sex are an ongoing threat to their wellbeing. Adolescents also face new challenges: rising levels of obesity and mental health disorders.

    11 May 2016 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap