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AIDS Prevention: Love Smart, Play Safe

VIENNA, Austria — When Omar, an 18 year-old Moroccan college student, fell in love with his classmate Salma, he felt nervous about broaching the use of condoms with her.

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Young People at Risk: The Changing Face of HIV in Georgia

<p>TBLISI, Georgia — Until recently, HIV prevalence here was concentrated among at-risk groups: injecting drug users, men who have sex with men, and sex workers.</p>

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Films and Music with a Purpose: 'Edutainment' for Young People in Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — What's the best way to inform young people about risks and get them to adopt healthy behaviours? Lecturing can be counterproductive, peer pressure can outweigh common sense, and a belief in…

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Helping Vietnamese Youth Protect Themselves against HIV

<p>Pham Xuan Tung talks eagerly and takes notes for his group during a biology lesson on HIV transmission and the replication of the virus in blood cells.</p>

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Princess Basma Marks World Population Day

AMMAN, Jordan — Data are powerful inputs to help promote development, provided they are based on careful and in-depth analysis, Her Royal Highness Princess Basma Bint Talal said during a ceremony marking World…

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The Vienna YouthForce Pre-Conference Begins Today

Today the Vienna YouthForce begins its three-day pre-conference, an event open to young people attending the 18th International AIDS Conference.

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Research Project during the World Cup Gathers Data on Sex Workers and HIV

<p>As part of the UN South Africa Programme of Support to the FIFA 2010 World Cup, UNFPA and SWEAT (Sex Worker Education & Advocacy Taskforce) partnered with South African researchers to investigate key…

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Coping with the Aftermath of Civil Unrest in Kyrgyzstan

OSH and JALAL-ABAD, Kyrgyzstan — To the left and to the right, you see 26 houses completely burned to the ground, without a roof or walls - just a hollow, empty proof that a family used to live here.

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When Girls Don’t Count as Much as Boys: Pre-natal Sex Selection in Viet Nam

YEN HA VILLAGE, Viet Nam — May 19 was a special day for Thuy and her husband Nghe. Their son was one month old and, as dictated by Vietnamese tradition, they invited their relatives for a party. It was a big reunion,…

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