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  • The future

    In the UK, the expectation now is that children born with HIV will do well on treatment, so their care needs to include planning for their teenage...

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • Can sex education lead to less sex?

    Educating young people about sex and sexual choices from an early age has been accused of causing promiscuity and premature sexual behaviour, but the evidence is at least...

    From: Preventing HIV

    Information level Level 4

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  • The C-word? ‘Condom’ reportedly too graphic for Russian Education Ministry to be used in HIV lesson

    Prudish officials want to avoid “delicate topics,” including the use of the word “condom,” a particular bone of contention, deeming it “unacceptable” language when educating minors.

    06 November 2017 | RT
  • 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.

    27 September 2017 | 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.

    25 September 2017 | 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.

    06 September 2017 | 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.

    04 September 2017 | AVERT
  • 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.

    08 August 2017 | 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.

    27 July 2017 | Healio
  • 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.

    12 July 2017 | 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.

    11 July 2017 | London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Oral sex spreading unstoppable bacteria

    Oral sex is producing dangerous gonorrhoea and a decline in condom use is helping it to spread, the World Health Organization has said. Gonorrhoea can infect the genitals, rectum and throat, but it is the last that is most concerning health officials. Dr Wi said antibiotics could lead to bacteria in the back of the throat, including relatives of gonorrhoea, developing resistance. She said: "When you use antibiotics to treat infections like a normal sore throat, this mixes with the Neisseria species in your throat and this results in resistance."

    07 July 2017 | BBC
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