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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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  • 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
  • When Sex Ed Discusses Gender Inequality, Sex Gets Safer

    A new study shows a "striking" difference in effectiveness between programs that address gender and power, and those that don't.

    01 June 2015 | The Atlantic
  • Anal sex study reveals climate of 'coercion'

    A UK study on why teenage heterosexual couples may engage in anal sex has revealed a climate of coercion, with consent and mutuality not always a priority for the boys who are trying to persuade girls into having it.

    19 May 2015 | Independent
  • Abstinence-only curriculum is not sex education, judge rules

    California’s sex-education law prohibits school districts from indoctrinating students on the need to remain celibate before marriage or teaching them that abstinence is the only safe way to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, a judge has ruled.

    14 May 2015 | SFGate
  • Condom use higher in young HIV-positive women with gender-equal views

    Published in the journal PLOS ONE, the study found that HIV-positive South African women under the age of 26 were more likely to have used a condom during their last episode of sexual intercourse if they had more gender-equal views, compared with women whose views were more male dominated.

    05 May 2015 | Medical News Today
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