Category Archives: youth

  1. Meet Coco Alinsug, A Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate

    Check out this interesting mini-bio of  Coco Alinsug, the latest in IRMA’s “Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate” series on the IRMA website here.  Coco is one of five new bios posted this week.   Coco AlinsungBoston, Massachusettes, USA A native of the Philippines and a resident of Lynn, Massachusetts with his partner, Coco Alinsug has made a Read More >>

    clinical trials, Gay, HIV, hiv prevention, HIV/AIDS, lgbt, Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate, Microbicides, PrEP, research, safer sex, youth
  2. Oral and Anal Sex Practices Among High Schoolers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    via BMC Public Health, by Amsale Cherie and Yemane Berhane Background Understanding the full range of sexual behaviors of young people is crucial in developing appropriate interventions to prevent and control sexually transmitted infections including HIV. However, such information is meager in developing countries. The objective of this study was to describe oral and anal sex practices and identify Read More >>

    adolescent, Africa, anal intercourse, anal sex, Ethiopia, oral sex, youth
  3. CDC awards $55 million for HIV prevention among gay, bisexual and transgender youth of color

    via NCHHSTP Newsroom The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today awarded $55 million over five years to 34 community-based organizations (CBOs) to expand HIV prevention services for young gay and bisexual men of color, transgender youth of color, and their partners. The awards expand upon a previous program to reach these populations with an increase of Read More >>

    Bisexual, CDC, gay men, transgendered, USA, youth
  4. Young people lead HIV prevention revolution: AU

    via  The Zimbabwean, by Francis Rwodzi Young people are leading the prevention revolution by increasingly acting to protect themselves from HIV said the African Union (AU) during the pre-summit African Youth Forum that was held at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia last week. The “prevention revolution” is a global commitment by UNAIDS and its co-sponsors Read More >>

    Africa, African Union, HIV/AIDS policy, prevention, youth
  5. MTV Drama Raising HIV Awareness in Africa

    From CNN, by Tom Hayes “It’s the story of morning afters and sweet departures…and the stains we leave on each other.” -From the trailer of Shuga, a cutting-edge MTV drama that’s been a smash hit in Africa. For many young Africans, the three-part TV series about a group of students in Nairobi living under the constant specter of Read More >>

    HIV/AIDS, Kenya, media, youth
  6. JAIDS: Youth-Specific Considerations in the Development of Preexposure Prophylaxis, Microbicide, and Vaccine Research Trials

    Full article – free [includes a section on rectal microbicides] This article is one of several from the July 1, 2010 – Volume 54 – Supplement 1, “Inclusion of Adolescents and Young Adults in Biomedical HIV Prevention Research” – click here to read the rest  JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: 1 July 2010 – Volume Read More >>

    adolescent, clinical trials, new prevention technologies, research, youth