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Gay youth PrEP study finds good retention and reasonable adherence

A US study of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in 200 young gay and bisexual men aged 18-22 found reasonable levels of adherence. Adherence was highest in those

Published
24 July 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Cash to stay in school doesn’t reduce HIV incidence in South African study – but school attendance protected young women against HIV

A conditional cash transfer to the households of adolescent girls to promote school attendance did not reduce HIV incidence in a randomised study in rural South Africa,

Published
22 July 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
Young woman stays undetectable for twelve years off treatment after early HIV therapy

The 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015) heard today of a case where a young woman, who was infected with

Published
21 July 2015
By
Gus Cairns
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.

Published
17 July 2015
From
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.

Published
06 July 2015
From
Positive Lite
South Africa: Lower coverage of maternal HIV testing among adolescents leading to higher mother-to-child transmission

Adolescents have lower coverage of HIV testing and subsequent prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services and significantly higher early vertical transmission rates compared with adults, according to findings

Published
01 July 2015
By
Lesley Odendal
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.

Published
24 June 2015
From
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.

Published
01 June 2015
From
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.

Published
19 May 2015
From
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.

Published
14 May 2015
From
SFGate
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