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Many physicians are wary of providing HIV PrEP for young people

Only about a third of family practice and paediatric providers said they would be likely to prescribe HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to adolescent patients, underlining the need to

Published
22 May 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
LGB-Focused Resources Help Stressed Teens Cope

Imagining a better future isn't enough to help LGB teens deal with stress related to their sexual orientation, new research finds. However well-intentioned the idea, "It Gets Better" is not the best coping strategy for teens dealing with stress related to their sexual orientation, and, in some cases, it may even do more harm than good, according to a new study led by University of Arizona researcher Russell Toomey. A better method, according to the research, is for teens to seek out organizations, activities and resources focused specifically on the gay, lesbian and bisexual community.

Published
16 May 2017
From
Univesity of Arizona
Fear of stigma is prompting young South Africans to seek early HIV treatment

Young South Africans are strongly motivated to seek HIV testing and treatment by a desire to maintain a healthy physical appearance and to appear normal

Published
04 May 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Health problems may increase as young people infected with HIV at birth get older

A Massachusetts General Hospital study has found that US youth infected with HIV around the time of their birth are at higher risk throughout their adolescence and young adulthood for experiencing serious health problems, poor control of the HIV virus or death.

Published
29 March 2017
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
FPA welcomes government announcement on relationships and sex education

FPA is delighted that the Secretary of State, Justine Greening, has announced today (Wednesday 1 March) that, in England, every child from the age of four will be taught about safe and healthy relationships and, later, about sex.

Published
01 March 2017
From
FPA
NAT welcomes Statutory Sex and Relationships Education, but says it must not leave LGBT young people behind

We are delighted that the Government is taking this desperately needed and long-awaited step to make PSHE and SRE compulsory in all schools. The guidance must empower and support schools to talk about same-sex relationships, gender identity and information on HIV and other STIs.

Published
01 March 2017
From
National AIDS Trust
Hope overshadowed – the US PrEP Summit

The US National HIV PrEP Summit, which took place in early December in San Francisco, was one of the most extraordinary HIV meetings I have

Published
31 January 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Starting treatment quickly after diagnosis is not harmful for adolescents, Zimbabwe study finds

A lack of lengthy preparation before starting HIV treatment does not result in an increased risk of death or loss to follow-up in adolescents, a

Published
25 January 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Virologic failure detected in a quarter of ART-treated children in Tanzania

A quarter of children and adolescents in Tanzania taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) have major resistance to one or more anti-HIV drug, investigators report in AIDS. In 86%

Published
28 December 2016
By
Michael Carter
UNAIDS announces 18.2 million people on antiretroviral therapy, but warns that 15–24 years of age is a highly dangerous time for young women

New UNAIDS report shows that people are particularly vulnerable to HIV at certain points in their lives and calls for a life-cycle approach to find solutions for everyone at every stage of life.

Published
21 November 2016
From
UNAIDS
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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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