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Let’s Talk About HIV: The Importance of Dialogue and Information in Adolescent HIV Care

Teen Talk, a new tool from AIDSTAR-One and BIPAI, is a resource for young adults living with HIV. Photo credit: AIDSTAR-One

In recognition of International Youth Day, AIDSTAR-One Senior Treatment Officer discusses the importance of dialogue and information in adolescent HIV care. Read more >>

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Youth, Urbanization and Health

The HealthyActions program in Liberia, under the Advancing Youth Project and in partnership with EDC delivers an HIV and family planning curriculum in alternative high schools for youth that have left the formal education system. Photo credit: USAID

In celebration of International Youth Day, Global Health Youth Advisor discusses U.S. Government and USAID’s health programs impacting urban youth. Read more >>

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HIV+ and Pregnant: A Deadly Combination?

A couple from Nigeria holds their 5-month-old HIV-negative baby. Photo credit: Deidre Schoo, International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs, Columbia University School of Public Health

According to new estimates, HIV-positive pregnant women had 8 times the risk of death during pregnancy than HIV-negative pregnant women. Read more >>

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From the Field in Zimbabwe: Unexpectedly HIV-Free

Baby receives health services. Photo credit: USAID

Through USAID and partners’ efforts, the percentage of babies born HIV-positive has decreased significantly in Zimbabwe. Read more >>

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Demographic and Health Survey Show Positive Results in Haiti

Patients get laboratory work done at a USAID-supported health clinic in Ouanaminthe, Haiti (May 15, 2013). Photo credit: Kendra Helmer/USAID

A newly released nationwide health survey of Haiti shows continuing positive trends on key health-care indicators in particular those of Haitian women and children. Read more >>

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A Roadside Attraction in Djibouti: Community and Condoms at the SafeTStop

Zahra Daher and Hussein Houmed, founders of the PK-12 SafeTStop. Photo credit: Carole Douglis, USAID/East Africa

A center for recreation and HIV education in Ethiopia, called”SafeTStop,” features testing and treatment on the premises. Read more >>

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FP2020: Plans, Partnerships and Progress – One Year On

Ghana woman at USAID health event. Photo credit: USAID

One year after the London Summit on Family Planning, FP2020 continues to accelerate progress towards achieving our goal of reaching an additional 120 million women with lifesaving contraceptive information, services and supplies by 2020. Read more >>

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Angola Embraces New WHO Guidelines That Pave Way for Universal HIV Treatment for Pregnant Women

Physicians, nurses, and community health workers of Clinical Km 12 with PEPFAR technical consultants during site visit. Photo credit: Dr. Samson Ngonyani

USAID Angola embraces new WHO guidelines that provide an option for universal, lifelong treatment of pregnant mothers who test HIV-positive. Read more >>

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Pledge Guarantee for Health: Working Better, Faster and Smarter

Aron Betru, Managing Director of Pledge Guarantee for Health, left, and Dr. Raj Shah, Administrator USAID, right, sign the new guarantee agreement between USAID, Swedish SIDA and Pledge Guarantee for Health. Photo credit: USAID

Pledge Guarantee for Health allows countries to accelerate delivery of, and access to, necessary health commodities. Read more >>

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USAID’s Employee HIV Testing Campaign

Assistant Administrator for Global Health Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez (left) and Deputy Assistant Administrator Wade Warren (right) listen to Community Education Group counselor and tester Miriam Jones explain how to use the oral swab. Photo credit: Molly Schmalzbach, USAID

In honor of National HIV Testing Day on June 27, USAID offered free HIV screening to all USAID employees. Read more >>

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