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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

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  • 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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  • Young women, their male partners and HIV – how relationships vary across settings

    New research comparing partners of adolescent girls and young women in Kenya and South Africa reveals important differences between settings – giving further evidence for the need to contextualise HIV responses.

    23 October 2018 | AVERT
  • US: HIV Diagnoses Up Among Younger MSM

    From 2008 to 2016, the annual number of diagnoses of HIV infection among MSM ages 13-29 increased 3%, but declined 4% among ages 30-49, and remained stable for MSM ages ≥50, reported Andrew Mitsch, MPH, of the CDC, and colleagues.

    24 September 2018 | Medpage Today
  • NIH funds study to prevent, treat HIV among adolescents in poor countries

    The study, called Prevention and Treatment through a Comprehensive Care Continuum for HIV-affected Adolescents in Resource Constrained Settings (PATC3H), will support research to develop strategies to identify youth at risk of HIV infection and those living with HIV and to enroll them into medical care programs.

    20 September 2018 | National Institutes of Health
  • Sex and the sugar daddy

    In Kenya, more and more young women are using sugar daddies to fund a lifestyle worth posting on social media. Transactional sex was once driven by poverty, says film-maker Nyasha Kadandara. But now, increasingly, it's driven by vanity.

    29 August 2018 | BBC
  • For Those Born With HIV, Adulthood Is Marked by Successes and Challenges

    Children who are born with HIV typically hit standard adult milestones but often struggle with serious life challenges, such as mental health problems and substance use disorders. Outcomes were similar for HIV-positive individuals and HIV-negative but perinatally exposed individuals.

    22 August 2018 | Poz
  • Young People In DC Are Diagnosed With HIV At Twice The National Rate

    In a city filled with public health think tanks and policymakers, young people are diagnosed with HIV at almost twice the national rate, according to data from the D.C. Department of Health. Of all 368 diagnoses in 2017, 41 percent were youth: people between the ages of 13 and 24. That same national rate is 21 percent.

    06 August 2018 | WAMU 88.5
  • Outcry in Uganda over compulsory HIV test

    Uganda wants to begin compulsory HIV/AIDS testing of students due to the rising number of new infections. The proposal has raised concerns over privacy.

    02 August 2018 | Deutsche Welle
  • UNICEF warns of HIV crisis in teen girls, with 20 cases every hour

    Teenagers, and particularly girls, are bearing the brunt of the global AIDS epidemic with around 30 adolescents becoming infected with HIV every hour, according to a report by the United Nations children’s fund UNICEF.

    25 July 2018 | Reuters
  • Prince Harry joins Elton John to launch HIV campaign targeting men

    The billion-dollar project “MenStar” will target men living with or at risk of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, which has been ravaged by AIDS since the 1980s.

    25 July 2018 | Reuters
  • The youth bulge

    The youth bulge is not new. Younger generations have almost always been larger than the previous generation. However, before the twentieth century, high child mortality meant that a large proportion of children did not survive to adulthood.

    22 July 2018 | UNAIDS
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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.

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