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HIV: The power of positive thinking

At 12, Lisa was told that the 'vitamin pills' she'd been taking all her life were in fact antiretroviral drugs. Then she learnt that the woman she thought was her mother was really her aunt; her mother had died of Aids when she was four. She struggled to cope. Now 19, she's helping other young people with HIV to face the future.

Published
15 April 2014
From
The Independent
HIV incidence at record high in young gay black men in southern USA

HIV incidence in young black gay men in Atlanta, Georgia in the US is running at 12.1% a year – one of the highest figures for

Published
05 March 2014
By
Gus Cairns
SRE Supplementary Advice published: NAT comments

Deborah Jack, chief executive, NAT (National AIDS Trust) response to the publishing of supplementary advice for schools on SRE for the 21st Century by the Sex Education Forum, Brook and the PSHE Association: “NAT welcomes this important piece of guidance for schools, which is an crucial step towards ensuring that young people receive a comprehensive education around the issues of consent, pornography and healthy relationships.

Published
28 February 2014
From
NAT press release
England: Sex and Relationships Education Supplementary Advice Published

Three of the country's leading experts in Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) have launched Supplementary Advice to complement the Government's statutory guidance on SRE, and to support teachers in improving the delivery of the topic in schools.

Published
28 February 2014
From
Brook
Young people who acquire HIV in Uganda report poor communication and mistrust in their relationships

Compared with young people who remain HIV negative, recent seroconverters in Rakai, Uganda describe sexual relationships marked by poorer communication, greater suspicion and mistrust, and larger and

Published
20 February 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Kenya: Parents not revealing HIV status to children

Many parents are not telling their HIV-infected children of their status, with some as old as 14 and possibly sexually active.

Published
04 February 2014
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Standard
HIV-infected teens delaying treatment until advanced disease, US study shows

Nearly half of HIV-infected teenagers and young adults forego timely treatment, delaying care until their disease has advanced, which puts them at risk for dangerous infections and long-term complications, according to a study led by the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Published
04 February 2014
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Eurekalert Inf Dis
HPV vaccine 'does not lead to risky sexual behavior in teens'

Some parents might worry that the human papillomavirus vaccine could lead to more sex or more unsafe sex in teenagers and young people. However, a new study conducted by the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Ohio and published in the Pediatrics journal finds that these concerns are unwarranted.

Published
04 February 2014
From
HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
Average CD4 cell count at time HIV therapy was started increased among young people in New York City after 2009

The average CD4 cell count at which young people living with HIV in New York City started antiretroviral therapy increased significantly after US guidelines changed in late

Published
29 January 2014
By
Michael Carter
Long-term immune response to vaccines is impaired in people with HIV

The long-term immune response to most vaccines is impaired in people with HIV, according to the results of a meta-anlaysis published in the online edition of Clinical

Published
22 January 2014
By
Michael Carter
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