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More youngsters having unsafe sex: global study

Young people across the globe are having more unprotected sex and know less about effective contraception options, a multinational survey revealed on Monday.

27 September 2011
Kenya: Despite free ARVs, delayed treatment often due to poverty

Over a third of participants with an eligible CD4 cell count in a cohort of HIV serodiscordant couples in Nairobi, Kenya had not started ART within a

09 September 2011
Carole Leach-Lemens
High levels of unmet need for family planning in people with HIV - couples unaware of conception and contraception options

In Kenya, Tanzania and Namibia, just 46% of HIV-positive women and 28% of HIV-positive men have discussed family planning with a healthcare provider, delegates were told at the

26 July 2011
Roger Pebody
Hormonal contraceptive use increases women’s risk of acquiring and transmitting HIV

A two-year, seven-country study has concluded that women using hormonal contraceptives, particularly injectable forms, are at a greater risk both of acquiring HIV themselves and of passing

21 July 2011
Roger Pebody
UK: Anti-abortion group in sexual health advisory role

Coalition appoints pro-abstinence charity Life to key sexual health forum, while omitting British Pregnancy Advisory Service.

25 May 2011
The Guardian
KENYA: Outrage over "cash for contraception" offer to HIV-positive women

The Kenyan government and rights groups have expressed outrage at a project in western Kenya that is paying HIV-positive women to undergo long-term contraception. Project Prevention, a US-based NGO, has started offering HIV-positive women in western Kenya US$40 to be fitted with intrauterine devices (IUDs), which can prevent pregnancy for over a decade.

12 May 2011
IRIN Plus News
Uganda: Majority Use Condoms Against Pregnancy, Not HIV/Aids

A study has shown that majority of people use condoms for fear of pregnancy than acquiring HIV/Aids. According to Dr Consolata Kabonesa, the Dean of Makerere University School of Women and Gender Studies, said on Thursday cultural norms and values which

10 April 2011
From HIV/AIDS feed
Money for Sterlisation Project Keen On South Africa

A controversial US project that pays drug users and alcoholics to undergo sterilisation or long-term contraception, is setting its sights on women living with HIV in South Africa.

08 April 2011
Kenya: Preventing 'Project Prevention'

After years of working in the United States, where they pay female drug users $300 to agree to be sterilized, Project Prevention has begun branching out to other parts of the world. Following a luke-warm reception in Britain, the organisation has now turned its attention to Kenya where it plans to start paying women living with HIV/Aids to accept long-term contraception.

02 February 2011
Africa is a Country
Nearly half of HIV-positive women in Tamil Nadu unaware of contraceptives

In a survey conducted among 986 HIV-positive women, awareness of contraception, cervical cancer and sexually transmitted infections was low.

20 January 2011
The Times of India

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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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