EXCERPTS:  Healthy, Happy and Hot



“This guide is for young people living with HIV who are interested in dating and having sex with people of the same sex or opposite sex, as well as those who are exploring and questioning their sexual orientation.” (Page 2)


“You have the right to decide if, when, and how to disclose your HIV status.” (Page 2)


“Some countries have laws that say people living with HIV must tell their sexual partner(s) about their status before having sex, even if they use condoms or only engage in sexual activity with a low risk of giving HIV to someone else. These laws violate the rights of people living with HIV by forcing them to disclose or face the possibility of criminal charges.” (Page 6)


“Get involved in advocacy to change laws that violate your rights.” (Page 6)


“Your skin is the largest erogenous zone on your body, and your mind plays a big role in your desire for sex and sexual pleasure. Caress and lick your partner’s skin. Explore your partner’s body with your hands and mouth. Mix things up by using different kinds of touch from very soft to hard. Talk about or act out your fantasies. Talk dirty to them. Tickle, tease and make them feel good.” (Page 8)


Play with yourself! Masturbation is a great way to find out more about your body and what you find sexually stimulating. Don‘t stop there: Find out how your partner‘s body works, what makes them feel good and what gives them pleasure.” (Page 8)


Young people living with HIV have the right to sexual pleasure.” (Page 9)


“Sex can feel great and can be really fun! . . . Some people like to have aggressive sex, while others like to have soft and slow sex with their partners. There is no right or wrong way to have sex. Just have fun!” (Page 9)


Some people have sex when they have been drinking alcohol or using drugs. This is your choice. (Page 11)


“Women may have an unplanned pregnancy, even if they and their partner(s) use contraceptives, and may wish to terminate their pregnancy by having a safe abortion.” (Page 14)


“You should find out whether there are any centres [where you can access information and health services] . . .near to you where you can go without needing the permission of your parents or guardians.” (Page 16)


“Healthy, Happy and Hot is a guide for young people living with HIV to help them understand their sexual rights, and live healthy, fun, happy and sexually fulfilling lives. The guide aims to give information on how young people living with HIV can increase sexual pleasure, take care of their health, practice safer sex, have children, develop strong intimate relationships and access support.” (Back cover)







One of the largest purveyors of comprehensive sexuality education programs in the world is International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). IPPF’s sexuality programs are designed to raise up the next generation to demand their “sexual rights.”


Healthy, Happy and Hot was published by IPPF as a guide for HIV-positive youth. It teaches youth about their “sexual and reproductive rights” including their right to sexual pleasure. The booklet has been distributed to youth at official UN meetings.” While it may not technically be considered a sexuality education program, it is definitely intended to promote sexual pleasure to youth. In fact, it is specifically written to youth who are HIV positive and states outright, “Young people living with HIV have the right to sexual pleasure.”


The brochure further (and incorrectly) asserts that “Sexual and reproductive rights are recognized around the world as human rights.” The publication also promotes abortion, masturbation, homosexual behavior and other high-risk sexual behaviors, and is often widely distributed to both youth and adults during UN meetings.



We need to stop this!  Remember, “Healthy, Happy and Hot was written for HIV-positive youth. To tell these youth that they are not obligated to disclose their status to their sexual partners is clearly an indicator that IPPF is not in the business of ensuring the sexual health of the world’s youth.


International Planned Parenthood operates in most countries of the world and is making billions of dollars off of their sexual services for children and adults. In 2010 alone, IPPF received $3.5 million from multiple UN agencies including UNFPA, UNAIDS, UN Women, WHO and the World Bank, and many governments grant IPPF and their affiliates millions of dollars annually to promote “sexual and reproductive health” likely not understanding how IPPF interprets the term.


To ensure they get their funding and the right policies in place to sexualize children, International Planned Parenthood brings teams of lawyers and youth to UN conferences to pressure governments to establish comprehensive sexuality education as an international human right in UN conference documents. They also manipulate governments of developing countries to call for comprehensive sexuality education or sexual education in their statements to the UN.


A number of the people representing developing countries in UN negotiations are actually paid employees of International Planned Parenthood who offer their services for free as technical experts, when in reality, they get on government delegations to promote the sexual rights agenda of Planned Parenthood in the negotiations. They are good at what they do, and this is bad news for the children of the world.


If you are appalled by what IPPF is trying to teach youth go to InvestigateIPPF.org to sign the letter calling upon the UN and governments to invesitgate and stop IPPF.