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Preventing HIV Among Young, Black Teens With Mental Illness

Bridgette Brawner, Ph.D., APRN, was recently honored for her research on heterosexually active black teens with mental illness -- a group that's under-represented in HIV prevention campaigns.

By Sony Salzman

HIV Prevention and Treatment Strategies for Africa's Growing Teen and Young Adults Are Central to Future World Progress

For the world's HIV epidemics to be controlled, effective community-based prevention programs reaching adolescents and young people, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, need to be developed, funded, and scaled up.

By Sam Avrett

PHAT Life: Effective HIV Intervention for Youth in the Criminal Justice System

A group risk-reduction intervention to promote knowledge about HIV/AIDS, positive coping, and problem-solving skills for high-risk teens in the juvenile justice system showed great potential for reducing sexual risk-taking.

By National Institues of Health

HIV Rate in U.S. Falls Between 2011 and 2016, While Prevalence Climbs

HIV incidence fell about 9% overall in a five-year span, the CDC found, but it rose in some groups, including people 25 to 29 years old, Asians, and American Indians.

By Mark Mascolini

No Transmissions From Breastfeeding in Tanzania Cohort From Mothers With Undetectable Viral Load

No HIV-exposed infants who were negative at birth, whose mothers started ART before delivery, had suppressed viral loads, and exclusively breastfed, were HIV positive after breastfeeding, in a rural African cohort.

By Polly Clayden for HIV i-Base

With a Cupcake and a Condom (and a Lot More), an Educator Promotes HIV Prevention Among Young Black Women

Shawna Edgerson, M.P.H., a prevention specialist with KC CARE (Care Access Research Education) in Kansas City, Missouri, has a passion for making sure that young black women get the message about safer sex with men. And she does it with a sweet treat...

By Candace Y.A. Montague

PrEP Works in Young Men -- But They Might Need Help to Ensure They Take It

Truvada is effective for preventing HIV transmission in teenagers, but high rates of non-adherence mean that the answer for youth HIV risk can't just be biomedical, according to study findings released this month.

By Heather Boerner

PrEP Reduces Risk of HIV Infection Among Teen Males

A National Institutes of Health study suggests pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) therapy, approved for adults, is safe for youth.

By National Institues of Health

PrEP Use in Adolescent Gay and Bisexual Men: U.S. Study Shows Need for Easier Access and Easier PrEP

The increasing efficacy of pre-exposure prophylaxis in contributing to reduced HIV incidence often highlights the limited access in populations at high risk of HIV who were not included in original studies.

By Simon Collins for HIV i-Base

Innovative Approaches to HIV Prevention Among Native American Youth

Panelists in a webinar showcased a few HIV prevention initiatives that target Native American/Alaska Native (NAAN) youth, a community that is often misrepresented in statistics.

By Barbara Jungwirth