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BANGKOK, 17 June 2016 (aidsmap) - People who inject drugs have fundamental concerns about HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis and the manner in which it being promoted, according to a consultation conducted by the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD). With limited availability of harm reduction services, poor access to HIV treatment and little progress on legal reform, respondents suggested that people who inject drugs have more pressing needs than PrEP. One activist commented:
KHAYELITSHA, 16 June 2016 (usnews) - It's the middle of sex education class in Zola Business High School and 90 teenage boys and girls are laughing and talking through a presentation about birth control, condoms and HIV.
SAfAIDS today joins African Union (AU) Member States in commemorating the Day of the African Child. The commemoration is held to honour the 1976 Soweto uprising, which resulted in South African school children losing their lives to police gunfire during a protest against the apartheid-imposed Afrikaans Medium [education] Decree.
SAfAIDS Media Desk, 15 June 2016 (Tariro Makanga-Chikumbirike) -SAfAIDS last night was amongst corporates and blood donors who received recognition from the National Blood Service Zimbabwe (NBSZ) for its commitment and support to ensuring adequate blood stocks in Zimbabwe. The awards were part of the World Blood Donor Day commemorations, which fall each year on 14 June.
HIV-positive adolescents need to be rapidly linked to specialist care to have best chances of sustaining engagement with HIV services
PUERTO RICO, 14 June 2016 (aidsmap) - Adolescents newly diagnosed with HIV need to be rapidly incorporated into HIV care networks to have the best chances of remaining in care in the long term, research from the United States published in the June 1st edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes shows.
LOS ANGELES, 14 June 2016 (nbcnews) - Thirty-five years ago this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a report on five cases of a mysterious lung infection in previously healthy gay men in Los Angeles. No one could imagine the devastating loss of human life that would follow that first article.