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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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Does WH Press Secretary Consider AIDS Discussion ‘Inappropriate’?

Deputy Press Secretary Dana Perino tells conservative reporter she won’t answer his questions about recently released HIV/AIDS statistics in the U.S.

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RealTime: Teen Birth Rate Rises

For the first time since 1991, teen birth rates in the United States rose last year, interrupting a 14 year steady decline. The findings add fuel to the fire that started several months ago with the release of the Mathematica report detailing the failure of abstinence-only programs.

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Maternal Health: Moving Forward or Backward?

The latest numbers show the United States is becoming more, not less, dangerous for women who give birth here. Why is the maternal mortality rate increasing and what can we do about it? Women Deliver aims to find an answer.

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