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Adolescent girls in Kenya vulnerable to HIV in first sexual encounter

August 29, 2018
Adolescent girls and young women in Kenya are highly vulnerable to HIV during their first sexual encounter, according to study results published in…

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Nearly 25% of teens have asked their parents for a tattoo

August 27, 2018
Tattoos are becoming increasingly popular among teenagers, with nearly one-quarter of teens aged 16 to 18 years asking for parental approval;…

In the Journals

Only 1.6% of global funding focused on adolescent health

August 17, 2018
One-fourth of the global population are adolescents — about 1.8 billion people. These teenagers, according to the researchers, are an integral…

In the Journals

HIV prevention intervention in young transgender women results in safer sex

August 13, 2018
An intervention to reduce the sexual risk for HIV in young transgender women resulted in a nearly 40% reduction of condomless sex acts at 1-year…

In the Journals

IAS-USA updates recommendations for treatment, prevention of HIV

July 24, 2018
The International Antiviral Society-USA released updated guidelines today for the treatment and prevention of HIV, outlining new findings, regimens…

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Less than 20% of teen girls with PID screened for HIV, syphilis

July 24, 2018
“The majority of diagnoses of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) among young women occur in the emergency room setting, rather than in primary…

Enhanced immigration enforcement in US could worsen HIV epidemic

July 21, 2018
Since the 2016 United States elections, immigrants from Latin America with HIV have become more anxious about the possibility of being deported to…

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Medical male circumcision averts new HIV infections, saves costs in Zimbabwe

July 19, 2018
Voluntary medical male circumcision may save costs in the long term and has already impacted the future of Zimbabwe’s HIV epidemic by averting…

OB/GYN society: Changes to Title X ‘would turn back the clock on women’s health’

July 17, 2018
With just 10 days remaining until the end of the comment period for the changes to Title X proposed by HHS, the American College of Obstetrics and…

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Online interactive program leads to lower STD rates among young MSM

July 10, 2018
An online intervention program for young HIV-negative men who have sex with men resulted in significantly lower STD incidences and a decrease in…

National HIV Testing Day: High-risk patients not screened frequently enough

June 27, 2018
Today is National HIV Testing Day, which the CDC recognizes each year on June 27 to promote the importance of detecting, testing and preventing HIV…

ICD-11 updates resistance codes, adds gaming as addictive disorder

June 18, 2018
WHO previewed a new International Classification of Diseases, ICD-11, which includes updates to codes related to antimicrobial resistance, adds…

5 developments in HIV vaccine research over the past year

May 18, 2018
In 1984 — the same year that HIV was recognized as the cause of AIDS — then HHS Secretary Margaret Heckler announced that efforts were…

FDA NewsPerspective

FDA approves Truvada for PrEP in teenagers

May 16, 2018
Based on findings from a single-arm, open-label clinical trial, the FDA has approved Truvada for use as an HIV-1 pre-exposure prophylaxis option for

Meeting NewsPerspective

Few adolescents with PID screened for HIV, syphilis

May 9, 2018
Less than a third of adolescent girls diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease in the ED were also screened for syphilis and HIV, according to a…

Collaborative partnership grants $625,000 to fight AIDS in the southern US

April 12, 2018
The Elton John AIDS Foundation announced an expanded series of annual grants, jointly awarded with The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, to increase…

Developments highlight National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

April 10, 2018
The CDC has reported April 10 is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day, which recognizes the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on younger

Daraprim prices still an obstacle for patients

March 26, 2018
More than 2 years after former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli boosted the price of Daraprim by 5,000%, the cost still exceeds $800 per pill…

Controversial CDC pick draws mixed reactions

March 22, 2018
The Trump administration’s selection of longtime AIDS researcher Robert R. Redfield, MD, to be the next CDC director drew mixed reactions from…


National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: ‘AIDS is still here’

March 10, 2018
BOSTON — Recent data show that, overall, new HIV diagnoses are declining among women in the United States. However, more than 7,000 women were…