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Less than half of adolescents with HIV since birth in the US have an undetectable viral load

Engagement with the HIV care continuum among individuals with perinatally-acquired HIV in the United States falls well below targets, research published in the online edition of the

18 July 2019
Michael Carter
Can free schools in South Africa reduce HIV risk?

In our study, we wanted to examine why adolescent girls are engaging in risky sexual behaviour. Is this behaviour driven by childhood adversity, such as poverty, coming from a family where someone is ill with HIV/AIDS, or exposure to violence and experiencing psychological distress? We also wanted to find out if a government policy such as free schooling has the potential to mitigate some, or all, of these drivers.

17 July 2019
The Conversation
Older, out-of-school and anonymous partners pose more HIV infection risk for adolescent girls in South Africa

South African research has found that adolescent girls and young women (aged 13-23) were more than twice as likely to be infected with HIV by older men

28 June 2019
Krishen Samuel
Study Suggests Widespread PrEP Use Would Take a Big Bite Out of HIV

The study also projected that PrEP use among adult gay and bi men would result in considerable reductions of HIV among adolescents.

11 June 2019
Robert Rayford Died of HIV 50 Years Ago: We Are Still Failing Queer Youth of Color

Robert Rayford died on May 15, 1969, of a mysterious illness later identified as HIV, 13 years before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) first reported on the disease in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on June 5, 1981.

13 May 2019
My Experience Growing Up HIV Positive

Having always lived with HIV has taught me the absolute importance of learning to love and embrace my body.

08 May 2019
How does condom use change over time as young MSM get older?

A longitudinal study using multiple cohorts of young men who have sex with men in Chicago aimed to investigate changes in condom use over time, from late adolescence

03 May 2019
Krishen Samuel
PrEP vs. Privacy

When you’re a young adult on your parents’ insurance, your health decisions are a family affair. And that’s a problem for HIV prevention.

29 April 2019
The Listening Project: I’ll Speak About it All Day Long (sound file)

Two 17-year-old girls infected with HIV as babies discuss their common experience in the BBC's Listening Project, a sound archive of our modern times.

25 April 2019
Nobody Uses Dental Dams

Since dental dams were adopted by safe-sex advocates in the 1980s, science has shown that HIV is practically impossible to transmit between women, and dental dams were more a product of AIDS panic than of genuine medical necessity. But dental dams are still around, even if not because of consumer demand.

23 April 2019
The Atlantic
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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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