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UN Releases Annual Report on AIDS: Mostly Good News

The CDC confirmed a case of sexually transmitted HIV from one woman to another.  Though rare, this should remind all of us that safer sex remains important.

Released Monday, the report found that the number of new HIV infections is down, more people are getting the treatment they need, and fewer people died of AIDS-related illnesses in 2012, compared to the peak in 2005.

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Global Health and American Moral Power

Miracles are not free. They cost eight cents a day, the average cost to each American citizen for the UScontribution to saving lives among the world’s poorest, about one-fifth of one percent of the US government budget. Some people say eight cents is too much.

 

 

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Roundup: Texas HIV Programs Forced to Turn Away Low Income Patients

Montana may have parental notification ballot measure, homebirth by midwife could be covered by insurance in Vermont, Texas turning away HIV patients, hospital merger in Arizona, and Planned Parenthood of South Florida responds to Rep. Alan West.

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Roundup: World AIDS Day Activism

Magic Johnson, Mondo Guerra, Kim Kardashian, and a whole bunch of college students are speaking out (or not!) on World AIDS Day.

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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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