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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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  • Why are black and minority ethnic girls less likely to get the HPV jab? (Video)

    The HPV - or Human Papilloma Virus - vaccine is available to year 8 and 9 schoolgirls across Britain. But not all of them get the jab. Girls from black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are less likely to receive the vaccine in school than their white counterparts.

    04 March 2019 | BBC
  • From despair to hope: Journey of a young woman born infected with HIV

    Masedi Kewamodino was just ten years old when she found out she was infected with HIV: “I had been on treatment for some time and I kept on questioning why I was on medication. My aunt then took me to the clinic and a counsellor broke the news to me.” Like many of her peers in Botswana, Masedi, now 23, was born HIV positive. Ms. Kewamodimo was part of a group of young people consulted during the development of Botswana’s National HIV Packages for young people.

    04 March 2019 | UNFPA
  • Decline in U.S. HIV Infection Rate Stalled From 2013 to 2016

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) new HIV surveillance report, the estimated annual HIV transmission rate in the United States declined modestly between 2010 and 2013 and then stagnated through 2016. The CDC has contradicted its own previous reports by characterizing this recent trend as a plateau that followed a “dramatic decline.” HIV incidence declined during the 2010 to 2016 period among white men who have sex with men (MSM) and among heterosexuals. However, troubling increases in the transmission rate among Latino MSM, and Black MSM between 25 and 34 years old, have offset such promising trends.

    28 February 2019 | POZ
  • Bill would allow youth to obtain HIV prevention meds on own

    Connecticut lawmakers were asked Monday to consider letting young people receive preventative medication for HIV infections without their parents' consent.

    26 February 2019 | San Francisco Chronicle
  • Condom handouts in schools prevent disease without encouraging sex

    UN study finds misgivings over impact of condom distribution in secondary schools are misplaced.

    15 February 2019 | The Guardian
  • Drought in Lesotho heightened HIV risk in girls

    Adolescent girls exposed to severe drought conditions in rural Lesotho had higher rates of HIV, were more likely to engage in high-risk behaviors, including sex work, and were more likely to drop out of school.

    25 January 2019 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
  • Adolescents key to achieving HIV control targets in Uganda

    Despite substantial reductions in prevalence and incidence of HIV in Uganda, prevention shortfalls might hamper goals to achieve epidemic control by 2030. Esther Nakkazi reports.

    17 December 2018 | The Lancet HIV (requires free registration)
  • The Condom King and his mission to combat Aids taboos

    Young Kenyans’ ignorance around sex is helping to fuel infection. One man thinks he may have found an answer. According to Africa’s King of Condoms this is why the young must be a focus of HIV prevention. Stanley Ngara, 45, says; "I say to them that what your teacher did not tell you, what your father did not tell you, what your uncle did not tell you, the King of Condoms will tell you."

    10 December 2018 | Evening Standard
  • Preventing HIV Among Young, Black Teens With Mental Illness

    Each year, the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (JANAC) honors nurses at the forefront of HIV research. This year, University of Pennsylvania associate professor Bridgette Brawner, Ph.D., APRN, won the Richard L. Sowell Article of the Year Award for her research on heterosexually active black teens with mental illness -- a group that's under-represented in HIV prevention campaigns.

    29 November 2018 | The Body Pro
  • Young women, their male partners and HIV – how relationships vary across settings

    New research comparing partners of adolescent girls and young women in Kenya and South Africa reveals important differences between settings – giving further evidence for the need to contextualise HIV responses.

    23 October 2018 | AVERT
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