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Nonconsensual Sex

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Nonconsensual sex takes many forms, including forced sex, transactional sex, cross-generational sex, unwanted touch, and molestation. Perpetrators can be strangers, peers, intimate partners, family members, and authority figures such as teachers. In any form, nonconsensual sex has negative consequences among its victims. In sub-Saharan Africa, transactional sex performed in exchange for material gifts and cross-generational […]

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Youth-friendly Services

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Young people, especially those who are sexually active, need access to a variety of reproductive health and HIV services. Frequently, youth seek services only when there is an acute illness or problem, such as a symptomatic sexually transmitted infection or pregnancy. Youth often avoid using HIV prevention and other services because of inconvenient hours or […]

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Young Men Who Have Sex with Men

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The risk of HIV infection disproportionately affects certain groups of young people, including young men who have sex with men (YMSM).  The term YMSM encompasses a diverse array of individuals, including: Young men who identify as gay, bisexual, or otherwise same-gender oriented in sexuality and sexual practice Young men who do not identify as same-gender […]

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Providing Comprehensive Support to Adolescents Living with HIV

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In 2012, an estimated 2.1 million adolescents were living with HIV. Young people ages 15 to 24 accounted for an estimated 40 percent of new nonpediatric HIV infections worldwide, and perinatal HIV transmission remains a major cause for HIV infection among adolescents. Before antiretroviral therapy (ART) was developed and expanded, children infected with HIV did […]

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Celebrating the Interagency Youth Working Group’s Accomplishments Over the Past Eight Years

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Today, as we observe International Youth Day, we look back on the past eight years of FHI 360’s involvement with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Interagency Youth Working Group (IYWG), the only source of global information about preventing both unintended pregnancy and HIV among youth. Our work managing the technical content for the […]