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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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Companion Drug to RU-486 Could Be Dangerous If Not Taken Properly

Researchers in Michigan say misoprostol, the drug most commonly used with RU-486 to induce an abortion, may have dangerous consequences if taken vaginally but is completely safe when taken orally.

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