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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.

Published
22 April 2016
From
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.

Published
23 March 2016
From
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.

Published
24 February 2016
From
Key Correspondents
Vaginal rings containing antiretroviral moderately effective in preventing HIV – but not in the youngest women

The results of two studies announced today at the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2016) in Boston, USA, show that vaginal rings impregnated

Published
22 February 2016
By
Gus Cairns
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.

Published
18 February 2016
From
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.

Published
17 February 2016
From
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.

Published
15 February 2016
From
The Telegraph
Nicky Morgan: making PSHE statutory would do little to tackle the subject's problems

The minister will not prioritise making sex and relationships education statutory in all schools – despite a major campaign by MPs. Nicky Morgan believes that making personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) compulsory would do little to tackle “the most pressing problems” with the subject.

Published
11 February 2016
From
TES
Government rejects calls for statutory PSHE and SRE: comment from NAT

Today, the Government announced it won’t be following the recommendation of the Education Select Committee by making PSHE and SRE compulsory in all schools despite repeated calls from MPs, teachers and health organisations. This means it will continue to be delivered according to the whims of individual head teachers rather than the needs of young people.

Published
11 February 2016
From
NAT
HIV Testing Uncommon in Teens Despite Recommendations: CDC

Fewer than 1 in 4 high school students who've had sex have ever been tested for HIV, a troubling low rate that didn't budge over eight years, government researchers say. Young adults fared slightly better, although testing rates have declined in black women, a high-risk group.

Published
20 January 2016
From
ABC News
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