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Britain's Prince Harry says lack of education on HIV is 'absurd'

Britain's Prince Harry has criticized the "absurd" lack education for young people on HIV, saying youngsters often don't know about the virus until it is too late.

Published
12 July 2017
From
Reuters
Prince Harry unites global HIV/AIDS leaders during visit to the School

A roundtable discussion with Sentebale Co-Founding Patron leads to new pledges that will ensure young people are given a voice when forming future research and policies.

Published
11 July 2017
From
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Oral sex spreading unstoppable bacteria

Oral sex is producing dangerous gonorrhoea and a decline in condom use is helping it to spread, the World Health Organization has said. Gonorrhoea can infect the genitals, rectum and throat, but it is the last that is most concerning health officials. Dr Wi said antibiotics could lead to bacteria in the back of the throat, including relatives of gonorrhoea, developing resistance. She said: "When you use antibiotics to treat infections like a normal sore throat, this mixes with the Neisseria species in your throat and this results in resistance."

Published
07 July 2017
From
BBC
Zambian Activists Launch ‘Team No Shame About HIV+’ Campaign

Over a dozen Zambian youths living with HIV and those who are passionate about fighting the spread of the virus have taken to social media to launch a campaign dubbed ‘Team No Shame About HIV+.’ Activist Benjamin Sakala said: "The other message we are trying to use as a campaign is the U=U meaning Undetectable = Untransmittable. This is aimed at encouraging HIV positive people to do their viral load tests and not just thinking about their CD4."

Published
05 July 2017
From
Paul Shalala / Blogspot
Study identifies serious gaps in treatment and care of HIV-positive adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa

Healthcare providers in sub-Saharan Africa are struggling to provide services for HIV-positive adolescents, investigators report in the Journal of the International AIDS Society. Facilities in 23 countries, which

Published
30 June 2017
By
Michael Carter
#IASYouthVoices: PrEP and Proud

"I feel like most young men who have sex with men are invisible in the eyes of health workers." – Kyle, Johannesburg, South Africa. The #IASYouthVoices series returns this month with new stories from young people sharing how HIV affects their lives, from accessing HIV prevention to navigating treatment and care. Watch Kyle's story.

Published
20 June 2017
From
International AIDS Society / YouTube
South Africa: Parents, principals will no longer decide whether pupils access condoms at schools

School governing bodies and parents will no longer be able to prevent pupils from getting condoms at schools, according to a new basic education department policy released on Wednesday.

Published
14 June 2017
From
Bhekisisa
China's Only School For HIV-Positive Students Now Permitted to Hold College Entry Exams

Kun Kun was just five when his grandfather signed a petition to have him thrown out of his village. Kun Kun had been tested for HIV, and found positive. Other children refused to play with him and, along with his grandfather, 200 of his neighbors signed the petition.

Published
02 June 2017
From
Newsweek
Megatrends and Maximizing Impact

What seemed impossible 15 years ago has been achieved. We are at the tipping point of ending the HIV, tuberculosis and malaria epidemics. But tipping points can go either way – success or failure. We need to address a real break point with young people. We can either have a demographic dividend, or we can have a demographic disaster.

Published
02 June 2017
From
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria
Young women in Zimbabwe in sexual relationships with older men have an especially high risk of infection with HIV

Young women in Zimbabwe have an especially high risk of infection with HIV if they have a sexual partner who is ten or more years older, investigators

Published
02 June 2017
By
Michael Carter
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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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