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Roundup: Medication and Pregnancy, Ethics of Sex Selection

FDA wants information about fetal affects on drug labels, What are the ethics of sex selection?, UN releases report on HIV/AIDS efforts.

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Roundup: NARAL Endorsement Fallout, Saving the GOP

NARAL endorsement fallout, how to save the GOP, fertility films, HIV and Africa and caring for LGBT people.

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PEPFAR: When Words Matter

Few words could mean the difference between life and death for people, and success or failure for a vital program. Eight little words in a bill that will be voted on in the House this week will severely limit the US’s ability to respond to the AIDS crisis which needlessly claims the lives of over two million people each year.

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Rev. Wright and PEPFAR, AIDS Complicity

Rev. Jeremiah Wright's comments about the government spreading AIDS cannot be considered in isolation any more than the disease itself can be. Congress and the White House are contributing to those theories by failing to act on the evidence they have in hand now on PEPFAR.

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Madame Speaker, Make a Difference for Women on HIV

When it comes to PEPFAR, is Speaker Nancy Pelosi better for women and girls, or is President Bush’s Global AIDS Coordinator, Dr. Mark Dybul? The Democratic Majority seems to be ignoring the pleas of public health experts.

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Bush and Abstinence Off Beat in Africa

Television footage from President Bush’s African trip show his efforts to fit in, to “go native” but like his failed abstinence only policies, he keeps missing the beat.

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Fighting AIDS with New Information Tools

If new media’s unparalleled ability to communicate with millions of people around the world is fully harnessed, more people than ever will be able to receive vital, life-saving information on AIDS.

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Preparing to Vote? Remember African Women

As you American readers prepare to vote for President in November, please remember the women of Africa. Never has the American debate over abortion become clearer to us in Africa than during the Bush administration.

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How Will Africa Protect the Next Generation?

African governments are still taking donor funding for HIV prevention with conditions that they know do not work — and youth are stuck with inadequate information about how to prevent themselves from the consequences of sex.

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Making AIDS Political

Genuine political will to fight the epidemic at all levels, along with an allocation of resources that are consistently monitored and accounted for, is critical to an effective AIDS response.

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