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AIDS 50 Times Higher In Gay/Bi-Men Than Other Groups

Recent data indicate that HIV and AIDS affect gay and bisexual men at rates grossly disproportional to other groups. Why did it take CDC so long to ask these questions and what will we do to answer them?

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The AIDS Crisis in the United States: Will the Obama Administration Meet the Challenge?

The National HIV Prevention Conference opens at a time when healthcare reform and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy are seen as potential game-changers.

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More Troubling News from the CDC on the Sexual Health of Young Adults

The latest report from the CDC underscores what many already know: teens need medically accurate and age appropriate information and access to preventative health care to build healthier, brighter futures.

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Courting Common Ground

In the struggle over abortion and, more recently, abstinence-only education, attention has strayed away from what the CDC recognizes as one of the 10 greatest public health advances of the 20th century- modern methods of family planning.

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The Assault on Freedom of Conscience

O’Mara argues that parents’ freedom of conscience has been demonized – from a new mother, HIV positive, who was court-ordered to stop breastfeeding her baby and forced to give him AZT, to refusing to allow women the right to birth at home – intolerance for parents’ choices is growing.

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Women, Girls & HIV: HIV Is Close to Home In NYC

10% of all women living with HIV reside in New York City. It’s the largest population of women with HIV in the country. A new report examines women living with HIV and AIDS throughout three boroughs.

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$400 Million to Prevent STIs – Wasteful?

House Republicans recently announced their idea of what is wasteful in the stimulus bill. On the list? A proposal for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to get $400 million for STI screening and prevention.

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Roundup: HIV Infection Rate Among Young Blacks “Alarming”, Abortion Returns to Spotlight

CDC calls HIV infection rate for young black men “alarming”; Abortion has returned to the glaring spotlight of the 2008 election; Judge rejects abortion related anti-Obama group’s request for FEC injunction.

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McCain, Obama Respond to New Numbers on HIV Infection Rate

In response to new numbers suggesting that the HIV infection rate in the U.S. is 40% higher than previously reported, Barack Obama called for a national HIV plan while John McCain failed to call for a national, coordinated strategy.

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Teen Sexual Behavior Does Not Predict HPV Risk

A teen’s sexual activity doesn’t predict her future risk for HPV, and shouldn’t determine whether she receives the HPV vaccine, University of Michigan researchers find.

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