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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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  • Fairfax students to learn about HIV prevention pill in health classes

    The Fairfax County School Board voted last week to include information about pre-exposure prophylaxis — PrEP — in the district’s family life education curriculum, which includes lessons on sexual health and sexuality.

    19 June 2018 | Washington Post
  • 'I believe it was Section 28 that caused my HIV diagnosis'

    If I’d had inclusive and compulsory sex education at school, I don’t think I’d be HIV positive today.

    25 May 2018 | indy100
  • Short Cycle ART Noninferior to Continuous Therapy in Youth With HIV

    Short cycle therapy (SCT) comprising an antiretroviral therapy (ART) regime of 5 days on and 2 off achieved sustainable noninferiority of virological suppression in young people with HIV compared with continuous therapy (CT) over a median of 3.6 years, according to research published in PLos One.

    25 May 2018 | Infectious Disease Advisor
  • No more victim blaming: Preventing HIV in young women

    An estimated 2 000 new HIV infections occur in young women and girls every week in South Africa. Two high-profile programmes are aiming to address this crisis.

    15 May 2018 | Health-e
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves Expanded Indication for Truvada® for Reducing the Risk of Acquiring HIV-1 in Adolescents

    Truvada for PrEP is now indicated in combination with safer sex practices to reduce the risk of sexually acquired HIV-1 in at-risk adults and adolescents weighing at least 35 kg. In the United States, adolescents and young adults 13 to 24 years of age comprised 21 percent of all new infections in 2016, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 81 percent of those infections were among young men who have sex with men (YMSM).

    15 May 2018 | Gilead press release
  • Football charities face challenges in teaching South African teens about HIV

    In a packed first-floor classroom in Khayelitsha, one of the poorest townships in Cape Town, 50 young teenagers in their uniforms of white shirts and purple jumpers are sitting behind their desks for a session led by four moderators just a few years older.

    05 May 2018 | Financial Times
  • First global comparison reveals stark health inequalities among adolescents born with HIV.

    New research highlights significant gaps in health outcomes for adolescents born with HIV across the world – but paints a hopeful picture for the future as treatment access expands.

    27 April 2018 | AVERT
  • Violence a major driver for teens not taking their HIV treatment

    Four types of violence were independently associated with adherence – physical abuse by caregivers; witnessing domestic violence; teacher violence; or verbal victimisation by healthcare staff. The researchers comment that violence and victimisation from these sources “evoke a sense of betrayal among adolescents for whom they are hoped-for sources of care and support."

    06 April 2018 | AVERT
  • Generation PrEP?

    Pre-exposure prophylaxis has an uncertain future among youth under 25. A litany of variables, both internal and logistical, can keep MSM of any age from accessing PrEP. These factors are often magnified by adolescence, a period during which individuals are less certain of their sexual orientation, less engaged in the health care system and less likely to adhere to a daily drug regimen.

    03 April 2018 | Poz
  • UK Adolescents with Perinatally-Acquired HIV Are Not at Increased Risk of Anxiety, Depression

    Adolescents and Adults Living with Perinatal HIV (AALPHI) is an ongoing study in the United Kingdom that follows a cohort of young people with perinatally-acquired HIV (PHIV) and a control group of HIV-affected youth, who have a parent, sibling, or other household member living with HIV.

    24 March 2018 | MD Magazine
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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

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