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Hope and Change In HIV Policies

This World AIDS Day, I feel hopeful. Hopeful that a new administration will undo some of the harmful, ideologically based policies that have stifled real progress in HIV/AIDS prevention work.

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A Thank You to Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Congresswoman Barbara Lee spoke out forcefully at the International AIDS Conference on policy reforms including defunding abstinence-only programs, authorization of the REAL Act, support for clean needle exchange programs, and the creation of a domestic PEPFAR.

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An Open Letter to President Bill Clinton

At the IAC, President Clinton expressed support for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission, the creation of a separate UN agency for gender-based violence prevention in the UN, and the importance of dealing with the social realities of HIV and AIDS. But he failed to mention the population that has the highest rate of new HIV infections–young people.

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Youth Gather in Mexico City for IAC

Tens of thousands of activists from around the world are convening in Mexico City for the 17th International AIDS Conference, including over a thousand youth.

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