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Many young US men at high risk for HIV do not take anti-HIV pill

Less than 4 percent of young adult men-who-have-sex-with-men in the U.S. – a population at significant risk of contracting the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) – reported ever using the pill that protects them from the virus, in a recently published study.

Published
13 December 2017
From
Reuters
India bans condom adverts during primetime TV

Move is aimed at protecting children but campaigner warns it could undo decades of progress on sexual health.

Published
12 December 2017
From
The Guardian
HIV-positive children in resource-limited settings can achieve good virological outcomes without routine viral load or CD4 cell count monitoring

HIV-positive children can achieve good virological outcomes without routine monitoring of CD4 cell count or viral load, investigators report in PLOS Medicine. The research was

Published
27 November 2017
By
Michael Carter
The C-word? ‘Condom’ reportedly too graphic for Russian Education Ministry to be used in HIV lesson

Prudish officials want to avoid “delicate topics,” including the use of the word “condom,” a particular bone of contention, deeming it “unacceptable” language when educating minors.

Published
06 November 2017
From
RT
South Africa: HIV prevention pills now available to university students

HIV negative students at seven universities will be able to access the medication from approved campus health clinics. The universities are Nelson Mandela University‚ Rhodes University‚ University of Limpopo‚ University of the Free State‚ University of Venda‚ University of Zululand and Vaal University of Technology.

Published
27 September 2017
From
Times Live
HIV Scotland in compulsory sexual health lessons call

A charity has called for compulsory sexual health lessons in schools over fears that youngsters are missing out on vital information to prevent HIV.

Published
25 September 2017
From
BBC News
Anti-HIV pill safe among gay, bisexual adolescent boys

A pill that protects against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can be safely used by young men who have sex with men, according to a new study. “I do hope clinicians increase their comfort with being able to provide PrEP to adolescents,” said lead author Sybil Hosek.

Published
06 September 2017
From
Reuters
Paediatric to adult HIV care transition – the risk of disengagement

Young adults represent a growing proportion of the number of people living with HIV in the USA, but they are at high-risk of disengaging from care when transitioning from paediatric to adult services.

Published
04 September 2017
From
AVERT
One in seven people offered PrEP in African study start it immediately

One in seven people (14%) offered pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in a large community study of enhanced HIV testing and treatment in Kenya and Uganda started

Published
28 August 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Can new 'Smart PrEP Pills' increase adherence for HIV-prevention medication among young people?

Researchers at Cook County Health and Hospitals System are currently recruiting participants in a study to see if, as expected, the smart PrEP pill makes it easier for young people to keep track of their PrEP dosage each day and in the process, significantly reduce their chances of getting HIV/AIDS.

Published
08 August 2017
From
Chicago Daily Herald
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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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