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As HIV Prevention Money Shrinks, Who Will Save Young Gay Men of Color?

In the face of the sequester, and as rates of HIV infection among young gay men continue to rise, how can we go about helping this generation face the looming threat of HIV?

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Illinois Sex Ed Will Teach Birth Control, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Gov. Pat Quinn (D-Ill.) announced he would sign into law a Senate-passed bill that would require all Illinois school districts that offered sex education to include facts on birth control and STDs in addition to abstinence-only information. Sen. Heat...

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Virginia: Teen AIDS Charity Ready to Fight City

Several weeks after the Virginia Beach, Va., mayor commended Teen AIDS Peer Corps in a Youth AIDS Prevention Day proclamation as a leader in promoting testing and educating Hampton Roads teens, city officials now are concerned about the local nonprof...

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Abstinence Added to Sex-Ed Legislation by Colorado State Senators: House Needs To Reconsider the Bill

The Colorado Senate sent House Bill 13-1081, a bill designed to update standards for sex education in Colorado schools, back to the state House of Representatives for additional consideration, after adding requirements that sex education programs emp...

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Challenges Facing World's 1.2 Billion Adolescents

On Tuesday, UNICEF released its first-ever report on the challenges facing the world's 1.2 billion people ages 10-19, a group comprising 18 percent of the global population. "Progress for Children: A Report Card on Adolescents" was issued to coincide...

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Texas: Sex Info Program Set for Palo Alto

"Proyecto Saber y Salud" ("Project Knowledge and Health") is a new peer-to-peer sex education program being launched by San Antonio's Palo Alto College with funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The outr...

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Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Important Allies in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Universities and colleges play an important role in the nation's response to HIV/AIDS -- educating young people; preparing the next generations of health care providers, researchers, teachers, and public health professionals; conducting research that...

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Thailand: Survey Shows Many Youngsters Not Practicing Safe Sex

A recent survey of 1,014 young people in Bangkok indicates 31 percent have been sexually active. Of the 12- to 24-year-olds polled, some boys reported having had their first sexual experience at age 12, while the youngest for girls was 13. Just 53.2 ...

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Romance in Digital Age: Casual Sex Is Having Unintended Results for More Young Adults in Florida

The number of college-age students getting STDs is rising, with about 36,000 Floridians in their early 20s having contracted chlamydia, gonorrhea or syphilis in 2010. That amounted to about 3 percent of the age group. New HIV case numbers also have r...

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Mississippi: Board Approves New School Sex Education Policy

The board of trustees recently adopted a sex education policy for Forest Municipal School District, complying with a state law that makes sex education mandatory. Under the law, districts have until June 30, 2012, to adopt a policy to implement eithe...