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HIV-positive youth are less likely than adults to achieve viral suppression on antiretroviral treatment

While adolescents and young adults are about as likely as older people to be linked to care after being diagnosed with HIV in the United States,

Published
28 August 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
3 Reasons Gay Teen Boys Don’t Get Tested for HIV

HIV rates are increasing among young men who have sex with men (MSM), but only one in five gay male teenagers have been tested for the virus, according to findings of a study by Northwestern University and the Center for Innovative Public Health Research.

Published
28 August 2015
From
Poz
Comprehensive Sex-Ed Laws Vary Widely Across the United States

2015 was a good year for national sex-ed expansion, shows a comprehensive new report by the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS). But advocates warn that the quality and quantity of education kids receive on the topic still differs dramatically from state to state.

Published
26 August 2015
From
Poz magazine news
Large percentage of youth with HIV may lack immunity to measles, mumps, rubella

Between one-third and one-half of individuals in the United States who were infected with HIV around the time of birth may not have sufficient immunity to ward off measles, mumps, and rubella -- even though they may have been vaccinated against these diseases. This estimate is based on a study of more than 600 children and youth exposed to HIV in the womb.

Published
14 August 2015
From
Science Daily
Gay youth PrEP study finds good retention and reasonable adherence

A US study of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in 200 young gay and bisexual men aged 18-22 found reasonable levels of adherence. Adherence was highest in those

Published
24 July 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Cash to stay in school doesn’t reduce HIV incidence in South African study – but school attendance protected young women against HIV

A conditional cash transfer to the households of adolescent girls to promote school attendance did not reduce HIV incidence in a randomised study in rural South Africa,

Published
22 July 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
Young woman stays undetectable for twelve years off treatment after early HIV therapy

The 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015) heard today of a case where a young woman, who was infected with

Published
21 July 2015
By
Gus Cairns
UK government reject Committee recommendations on PSHE

Today, the Government failed to accept any of the recommendations made by the Education Select Committee on how to improve personal, social and health education (PSHE) in this country. The committee recommended PSHE should be made compulsory in all schools and that compulsory guidance for schools (which currently dates back to 2000) be updated ensuring PSHE is inclusive of same-sex relationships – the Government’s response fails to accept this.

Published
17 July 2015
From
NAT press release
Seroconverting at 15

Bob Leahy talks to Preston Leon, a 16-year old man from Central British Columbia diagnosed with HIV a year ago, about what it’s like to find out you are HIV-positive when you are a teenager in a small rural community where HIV isn’t talked about.

Published
06 July 2015
From
Positive Lite
South Africa: Lower coverage of maternal HIV testing among adolescents leading to higher mother-to-child transmission

Adolescents have lower coverage of HIV testing and subsequent prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services and significantly higher early vertical transmission rates compared with adults, according to findings

Published
01 July 2015
By
Lesley Odendal
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