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UNC Receives $18 Million to Combine Tech & Health

"iTech will be home to six studies with each study using technology to address a barrier to the HIV care continuum,” said Hightow-Weidman. “For youth at risk of becoming infected with HIV, we will develop apps that list HIV testing sites and medical providers who prescribe pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP to prevent HIV. For youth who test positive for the virus, we will develop electronic health interventions to engage them in care and improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy.”

Published
28 September 2016
From
University of North Carolina Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases
Bone loss and recovery in MSM aged 13-24 using PrEP for a year

Results from an open-label study in young people using PrEP showed that impact on bone health might be important is daily dosing is used for many years.

Published
19 September 2016
From
HIV i-Base
People shifting from paediatric to adult HIV care have a high risk of ART failure

HIV-positive adolescents and young adults are especially likely to experience the virological failure of their antiretroviral treatment when they move from paediatric to adult HIV care, according to

Published
09 August 2016
By
Michael Carter
Give young people and gay men free condoms to reduce STIs, watchdog says

Draft guidance from Nice says councils should consider schemes to provide free advice and condoms to halt rise in HIV and gonorrhoea.

Published
05 August 2016
From
The Guardian
South Africa launches SheConquers prevention campaign for increased focus on young women and adolescent girls

Responding to the heightened vulnerability of young women and adolescent girls to HIV, the Government of South Africa has launched a nationwide HIV prevention campaign. Entitled SheConquers, the three-year, multimillion rand campaign was launched at a session hosted by the South African Ministry of Health during the 21st International AIDS Conference, taking place in Durban, South Africa.

Published
21 July 2016
From
UNAIDS
HIV treatment programmes need to prepare for the 'youth bulge', South African experience shows

Treatment programmes in sub-Saharan Africa must prepare for a growing population of adolescents over the next few years as children born with HIV grow up and begin

Published
19 July 2016
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Adolescents are dying of AIDS at an alarming rate, UN agency warns

An average of 29 adolescents between the ages of 15 and 19 are infected with HIV every hour, according to the United Nations Children's Fund, which is calling for a redoubling of prevention and treatment efforts.

Published
19 July 2016
From
UN News Centre
New evidence on why young women in South Africa are at high risk of HIV infection

Evidence by the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa consortium of South African and North American researchers will be presented on July 18 at the International AIDS 2016 Conference in Durban, shedding new light on why young women in South Africa have high rates of HIV infection.

Published
18 July 2016
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Study results provide critical new data to guide HIV prevention and treatment efforts for women and girls

Multiple studies discussed today in an official press briefing at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban collectively provide new insights that will help shape future HIV prevention and treatment efforts for women and girls.

Published
18 July 2016
From
AIDS 2016
Sentebale’s founding patron, Prince Harry heads to Durban to talk at the International AIDS Conference

Prince Harry will represent his charity Sentebale to discuss the impact stigma and discrimination have on youth. With remarks from co-founding patron of Sentebale Prince Seeiso, Prince Harry and Sir Elton John, and a panel of young advocates will describe what is and what is not working for the HIV response among young people, and what needs to change to truly address the needs of youth with HIV.

Published
16 July 2016
From
Sentebale
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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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