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Sex Education in Schools Is Still a Key Component of the HIV Prevention Toolkit

Comprehensive sex education is a public health issue that deserves a radical public health response, argues Justin A. Lofton.

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Fewer U.S. High School Students Having Sex, Using Drugs

However, too many are still at risk for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases, CDC says.

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Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Rears Its Head in the Trump Administration: Here's What We Should Do to Stop It

The Trump administration is doing everything in its power to roll back the objectively successful, evidence-based sexual education and family planning programs implemented by the Obama administration.

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HIV and Children and Adolescents

Answers to basic questions about HIV among children and adolescents in this new fact sheet from AIDSinfo.

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Personal Stories

Grope, Dope, and HIV

After Sherri Lewis realized that childhood sexual abuse was linked to her drug use and HIV status, real change began. Inspired by the #MeToo movement, Lewis is sharing her story here for the first time.

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Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV After Birth

Key PointsFor 4 to 6 weeks after birth, babies born to women with HIV receive an HIV medicine called zidovudine (brand name: Retrovir). The HIV medicine protects the babies from infection with any HIV that passed from mother to child during childbi...

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Fear That Parents Might Find Out Stops Some Kids From Getting Tested for STIs

Confidentiality issues are getting in the way for some young people who admitted that they avoid sexual health services out of fear that their parents will find out.

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Protecting Our Nation's Youth for an AIDS-Free Generation

National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day is a day when we all should stop and pause for a moment to reflect on the importance of our nation's young people and the impact that HIV continues to have on their lives.

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Youth Advocate Spotlight: Zamora Fellow Ryan McElhose

In observance of National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, AIDS United asks their policy fellow about his journey to understanding HIV prevention, treatment, and care.

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Reaching Digital Youth With Digital Tools: National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day 2017

This annual observance aims to educate people about the impact of HIV on young people in the United States, and to showcase the work young people are doing to respond to the epidemic.