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The HIV Epidemic Among Blacks: Social Services Cannot be Cut

Black Americans are at the intersection of high rates of HIV and high rates of poverty.  As a result, cuts to services are acutely felt by Black Americans living with HIV/AIDS.

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Family Pleads for Release from Prison of Dying HIV-Positive Woman

An HIV-positive woman in Florida serving a five-year prison sentence for spitting on a police officer is dying from cancer and has one month to live. Her family is pleading for her release so she can die at home.

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“Anti-Gay” Pastors in Uganda Charged with Conspiracy to Slander Religious Leader

Eight people, including several religious figures active in Uganda’s “anti-gay” movement, have been arrested on charges of conspiracy to injure the reputation of a rival religious leader, according to in-depth reports by Box Turtle Bulletin.

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International Human Rights Day: Celebrating Defenders of Women’s Rights

Human rights defenders often put their own lives on the line to promote and protect all of our rights.  Today we celebrate the women living with HIV and others who advocate for sexual and reproductive rights in the context of HIV and AIDS.

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Prison Rape: “That Check I Wrote Cost Me My Life”

Convicted of check fraud, a man was repeatedly raped and beaten in an Arkansas prison. He walked out with a death sentence — not handed down by a judge or jury, but by the corrections staff who failed to keep him safe.

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Prison Rape: “That Check I Wrote Cost Me My Life”

Convicted of check fraud, a man was repeatedly raped and beaten in an Arkansas prison. As a result, he walked out of prison with a death sentence — not handed down by a judge or jury, but by the corrections staff who failed to keep him safe; Bryson contracted HIV because of the rapes.

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World AIDS Day 2010: Important Progress, New Challenges

Fewer people worldwide are getting infected with HIV than a decade ago, and those infected are living longer. But declines in HIV infections are uneven and new infections still outpace new patients put on treatment by two to one. 

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Behind Bars: Persistence and Patience are Virtues

This interview with Amery Brown, the former Director of the National AIDS Coordinating Committee working in Trinidad and Tobago, is part of the Behind Bars series by Kevin Osborne and the International Planned Parenthood Federation.

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Behind Bars: Why Turn a Proportion of our Population into Potential Criminals Every Time They Have Sex?

This interview with Jan Albert, a Professor of Infectious Diseases who has worked at the Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control (SMI), is part of the Behind Bars series by Kevin Osborne and the International Planned Parenthood Federation.

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Behind Bars: I Want to Break Free from this Hatred and Stigma

This interview with Kaniz Fathema Peer counsellor Mukta Akash Bangladesh, from Khulna, Bangladesh is part of the Behind Bars series by Kevin Osborne and the International Planned Parenthood Federation. 

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