Critics say President Duterte's statement deriding condom use as 'not satisfying' harms advocacy to prevent HIV. New HIV cases continued to increase in the Philippines inwith a 3, percent surge sinceaccording to an Al Jazeera analysis of the latest data published by the country's health agency, bucking a downward trend worldwide. In a February report, the Philippine Department of Health said 11, new cases were reported inup
Lessons, activities, video clips featuring teens and adult experts, and a graphic PowerPoint presentation are included. The Math of Sex Using a variety of scripted communication and behavior scenarios, participants examine the risks of acquiring STIs, and how these risks are affected by behaviors involving persuasion, refusal, and answering difficult questions. STD Bingo Youth learn and demonstrate their knowledge of the different kinds of STDs, including method of transmission, signs and symptoms, various treatment options, complications, and prevention strategies.
Consequences of youth substance abuse Young people who persistently abuse substances often experience an array of problems, including academic difficulties, health-related problems including mental healthpoor peer relationships, and involvement with the juvenile justice system. Additionally, there are consequences for family members, the community, and the entire society. Academics Declining grades, absenteeism from school and other activities, and increased potential for dropping out of school are problems associated with adolescent substance abuse.
While many Ghanaian adolescents encounter sexual and reproductive health problems, their usage of services remains low. A social learning intervention, incorporating environment, motivation, education, and self-efficacy to change behaviour, was implemented in a low-income district of northern Ghana to increase adolescent services usage. This study aimed to assess the impact of this intervention on usage of sexual and reproductive health services by young people. Twenty-six communities were randomly allocated to i an intervention consisting of school-based curriculum, out-of-school outreach, community mobilisation, and health-worker training in youth-friendly health services, or ii comparison consisting of community mobilisation and youth-friendly health services training only.
HIV human immunodeficiency virus is a virus that attacks the immune system. The immune system becomes weaker, making it harder for the body to fight off infections and some kinds of cancers. Most people who are diagnosed early and take medicines for HIV can live long, healthy lives.
Children of women with HIV are at risk of infection when they are still in the womb, during birth, and while breastfeeding. Many children and youths now living with HIV were infected at birth. Effective drugs against HIV now allow these children to survive and grow into adulthood.
Sexual activity, the main route of transmission of HIV, begins in adolescence. Yet young people remain alarmingly uninformed about the most basic facts about HIV and prevention. However, even when they have the information they need, that in itself is not enough to make them act.