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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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  • 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
  • Health dept in bid to wean girls off sugar daddies - Motsoaledi

    The wide-ranging plan would have five objectives, he said, which include decreasing infections in girls and young women, and decreasing teenage pregnancies. Other objectives were decreasing sexual and gender-based violence and keeping girls in school until matric.

    10 May 2016 | News24
  • It’s Tough to Stop Sex, Study of U.S. AIDS Effort Shows

    Researchers have found no benefits from a decade-long attempt to curb the spread of HIV in Africa by promoting abstinence and monogamy. The U.S. has spent more than $1.4 billion since 2004 telling young people in Africa to abstain from sex before marriage and then commit to a single partner. That funding didn’t influence the number of sex partners people had, the age at which they started having sex, or teen pregnancy rates, according to a study published on Monday. See http://www.aidsmap.com/page/2949285/ for more on this issue.

    04 May 2016 | Bloomberg
  • How Can We Help Young People Under Age 18 Get PrEP?

    Getting PrEP into the hands of young people at high risk for HIV infection is a priority that experts are now discussing. A recent webinar and Q&A session hosted by HIVE brought together PrEP providers from across the country to talk about some of these issues and share successes and challenges.

    22 April 2016 | BETA blog
  • Labour Promises Compulsory PSHE In Schools

    Labour has promised to make Personal Social Health and Economic education (PSHE) and age-appropriate sex education compulsory, saying youths are facing a “ticking time bomb” of issues.

    23 March 2016 | Huffington Post
  • Nigerian government must scale up fight against HIV

    In Nigeria efforts to combat the virus have had limited success, and new infections are recorded daily especially among more at risk groups such as young people and men who have sex with men.

    24 February 2016 | Key Correspondents
  • Obama Removes All Funding For ‘Abstinence-Only’ Sex Education

    Good news: President Barack Obama removes all government funding for abstinence-only sex education programs in US public schools.

    18 February 2016 | Patheos
  • Cuomo’s Proposal Seeks Confidentiality for Minors With H.I.V.

    Teenagers in New York State can find out if they have H.I.V. without telling their parents, but they generally cannot be treated or get medication to prevent its transmission without parental consent. That, doctors say, can deter minors from seeking help.

    17 February 2016 | New York Times
  • David Cameron just blocked compulsory sex education - and the women in his Cabinet are furious

    Nicky Morgan waged a valiant battle to persuade the Prime Minister to back her – but to no avail. What's worse is David Cameron decided to ignore the entreaties not only of his Education Secretary – and the aforementioned assembled ranks of supporters and experts – but also several other senior women in the Cabinet.

    15 February 2016 | The Telegraph
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