National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day

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A collection of original reporting, opinion and informative extras in honor of National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day.


Teens Try The Pill That Blocks HIV Infection

by Rafael Johns, featured on All Tech Considered, National Geographic
The FDA has approved a daily pill called Pre-Exposure Prophalaxis, or PrEP, which can reduce the risk of HIV infection by 86%. It’s the first and only treatment of its kind, but the Centers for Disease Control recommends caution when prescribing PrEP to adolescents. They’re waiting for final results from medical trials on young people being conducted in cities across the country.

Young People Talk About AIDS

by Asha Richardson, featured on All Things Considered
Teens and 20-somethings have grown up knowing about HIV/AIDS. Thirty years after AIDS was first diagnosed, young adults discuss their feelings and attitudes toward the syndrome.

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HIV Prevention Drug Changes One Man’s Behavior

by Nadji Dawkins, featured on KQED
I’m a sexually active, gay, black man. I don’t always use a condom, and I used to spend a lot of time anxiously waiting for a phone call to hear my HIV test results. But now I use an additional form of protection.

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A hub for National Amplify National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day activity. Amplify is a project of Advocates for Youth.

Teacher Resource: Are Schools Teaching Sex Ed Too Late?

by Teresa Chin, featured On KQED Do Now
As of today, about half of the states in the U.S. require public schools to teach some form of sex education. In many places, these classes begin with information about puberty starting when kids are in fifth or sixth grade. Yet there is a growing body of evidence that puberty (for both girls and boys) in America is beginning earlier than in previous generations.

In Teen AIDS Activist’s Hometown, Old Tensions Remain

All Things Considered/WFIU 2013: Reporter Gretchen Frazee on how an oral history project that checked in on the Indiana town split in the 1980s by teenager Ryan White’s AIDS diagnosis found that the topic still hit a raw nerve.

CDC Announcement on National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day 2015

A quick burst of statistics about youth, HIV and AIDS.
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