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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
Dapivirine vaginal ring safe, acceptable for HIV prevention in teens

A monthly vaginal ring containing the antiretroviral dapivirine has demonstrated efficacy in girls younger than 18 years, according to phase 2a study results presented at the IAS Conference on HIV Science.

Published
27 July 2017
From
Healio
Demonstration projects explore the feasibility of PrEP for adolescents and young women in South Africa

One of the first studies to explore the acceptability, safety and use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in adolescents in an African context has found that PrEP was

Published
26 July 2017
By
Roger Pebody
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
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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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