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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

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  • 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
  • Zambian Activists Launch ‘Team No Shame About HIV+’ Campaign

    Over a dozen Zambian youths living with HIV and those who are passionate about fighting the spread of the virus have taken to social media to launch a campaign dubbed ‘Team No Shame About HIV+.’ Activist Benjamin Sakala said: "The other message we are trying to use as a campaign is the U=U meaning Undetectable = Untransmittable. This is aimed at encouraging HIV positive people to do their viral load tests and not just thinking about their CD4."

    05 July 2017 | Paul Shalala / Blogspot
  • #IASYouthVoices: PrEP and Proud

    "I feel like most young men who have sex with men are invisible in the eyes of health workers." – Kyle, Johannesburg, South Africa. The #IASYouthVoices series returns this month with new stories from young people sharing how HIV affects their lives, from accessing HIV prevention to navigating treatment and care. Watch Kyle's story.

    20 June 2017 | International AIDS Society / YouTube
  • South Africa: Parents, principals will no longer decide whether pupils access condoms at schools

    School governing bodies and parents will no longer be able to prevent pupils from getting condoms at schools, according to a new basic education department policy released on Wednesday.

    14 June 2017 | Bhekisisa
  • China's Only School For HIV-Positive Students Now Permitted to Hold College Entry Exams

    Kun Kun was just five when his grandfather signed a petition to have him thrown out of his village. Kun Kun had been tested for HIV, and found positive. Other children refused to play with him and, along with his grandfather, 200 of his neighbors signed the petition.

    02 June 2017 | Newsweek
  • Megatrends and Maximizing Impact

    What seemed impossible 15 years ago has been achieved. We are at the tipping point of ending the HIV, tuberculosis and malaria epidemics. But tipping points can go either way – success or failure. We need to address a real break point with young people. We can either have a demographic dividend, or we can have a demographic disaster.

    02 June 2017 | Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria
  • LGB-Focused Resources Help Stressed Teens Cope

    Imagining a better future isn't enough to help LGB teens deal with stress related to their sexual orientation, new research finds. However well-intentioned the idea, "It Gets Better" is not the best coping strategy for teens dealing with stress related to their sexual orientation, and, in some cases, it may even do more harm than good, according to a new study led by University of Arizona researcher Russell Toomey. A better method, according to the research, is for teens to seek out organizations, activities and resources focused specifically on the gay, lesbian and bisexual community.

    16 May 2017 | Univesity of Arizona
  • Health problems may increase as young people infected with HIV at birth get older

    A Massachusetts General Hospital study has found that US youth infected with HIV around the time of their birth are at higher risk throughout their adolescence and young adulthood for experiencing serious health problems, poor control of the HIV virus or death.

    29 March 2017 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
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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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