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Why Won’t Illinois Turn Down Abstinence-Only Money?

Why hasn’t Illinois turned down Title V abstinence-only money? Maybe because Illinois not only receives one of the largest chunks of abstinence-only funds, but it hosts two of the largest providers of the curricula.

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President Obama, Sex Education, and Life After Ab-Only

President-Elect Obama has pledged to end funding for programs that do not work and, after $1.5 billion in taxpayer money, evidence is clear that abstinence-only programs do not work.

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We’re Outta Here: States Bail on Ab-Only

Of the twenty-five states that have turned down Title V abstinence-only funds, 80% have taken their leave because of principled stands that abstinence-only does not work.

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Pennsylvania’s Rendell Flip-Flopping on Ab-Only?

Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell may soon re-enroll the state in the federal Title V abstinence-only-until-marriage program. This decision would represent the prioritizing of short term political gain over the long term health of Pennsylvania’s young people.

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Focusing on US HIV Epidemic at IAC

U.S. advocates are asking for the creation of a National AIDS Strategy (NAS) and it was a recurrent them in the various IAC sessions.

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States Say ‘No Thank You’ To Millions in Ab-Only Funds

A handful of states are totally free of any federal abstinence-only money and close to half of all states have turned down Title V ab-only grant money for the coming fiscal year. The ab-only industry barely defends itself anymore.

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Hearing Highlights Ab-Only Industry In Peril

Both the members of Congress and the lone public health researcher who spoke in support of abstinence-only at the recent Congressional hearing were scrambling for evidence.

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Combating the Politicization of HIV Prevention

The current politicization of HIV prevention by the US Administration and its favored groups here at home and around the globe, remains the largest single threat to curbing the spread of HIV/AIDS.

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Prostitution Pledge or Zambia’s Women and Girls

Last night, I spent the evening doing what every Washington ideologue who supports the “prostitution pledge” should be required to do–I walked through a community called Kafue, in Zambia.

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Back to School Means Back to Work for Congress

The future of federal funding for abstinence-only education.

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