PrEP 4 Youth

Posted on September 12, 2019 at 2:42 pm

Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a new HIV prevention method that offers more than 90 percent protection when taken correctly. The OPTIONS Consortium, in collaboration with the South African National Department of Health, created five short, powerful videos that encourage ...

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Fifty years of HIV: how close are we to a cure?

Posted on July 8, 2019 at 5:02 pm

Nobody knew what killed Robert Rayford. The African American boy was just 15 years old when he presented at St Louis city hospital in late 1968, but the medical team drew a blank. Unexplained swelling in Rayford’s genitalia soon spread ...

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New study finds no link between HIV infection and contraceptive methods

Posted on June 19, 2019 at 4:03 pm

A large clinical research study conducted in four African countries found no significant difference in risk of HIV infection among women using one of three highly effective, reversible contraceptive methods. Published today in the Lancet, the study showed that each method ...

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Crackdown on Civil Society!

Posted on June 11, 2019 at 11:51 am

Crackdown on Civil Society – a film by Rights Reporter Foundation supported by AFEW International – is about civil society organisations who are being increasingly targeted by repressive governments in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The movie presents a story of ...

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Women and HIV – A spotlight on adolescent girls and young women

Posted on March 21, 2019 at 9:32 am

Commitments for Adolescents In the 2016 United Nations Political Declaration on Ending AIDS, countries made commitments for adolescent girls and young women. However, the world is currently off-track in reaching those commitments. Commitment: reduce the number of new HIV infections ...

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Global State of Harm Reduction 2018

Posted on January 8, 2019 at 3:17 pm

The 2018 Global State of Harm Reduction is the sixth edition of this report, and the most comprehensive ever thanks to a coordinated effort of over 100 harm reduction practitioners, academics, advocates and activists from around the world. It finds ...

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STI* HIV* Sex* Congress – Key Highlights & Takeaways

Posted on December 3, 2018 at 11:03 am

The 22nd National Congress STI* HIV* Sex took place on the 23rd of November in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This year’s theme focused on ‘Together towards a breakthrough: smart solutions for successful STI & HIV control.’ ...

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A strategic action framework for multipurpose prevention technologies combining contraceptive hormones and antiretroviral drugs to prevent pregnancy and HIV

Posted on October 18, 2018 at 9:09 am

Multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) are an innovative class of products that deliver varied combinations of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention, other sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention, and contraception. Combining separate strategies for different indications into singular prevention products can reduce ...

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Essential Considerations for Engaging Men and Boys for Improved Family Planning Outcomes

Posted on October 3, 2018 at 11:54 am

The purpose of this document is to (1) increase understanding of the role that gender plays in family planning (FP) with a focus on men and boys, (2) articulate a framework for male engagement that incorporates the transformation of inequitable ...

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AFEW International offers a reduced price entrance for STUDENTS for the SoaHivSeks congress

Posted on October 3, 2018 at 10:11 am

Are you a student and interested in issues related to HIV/AIDS and sexual and reproductive health and rights? Do you want to broaden your knowledge and expand your network in the field of public health? On 23 November 2018, Aidsfonds ...

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