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Abstinence Only: A Teen Peer Educator Speaks Out

A message from a teen peer educator to parents, schools and policy makers: Providing us with ‘abstinence-only-until-marriage’ programs limits our decision making abilities and puts our lives at risk.

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HIV-Positive Inmates: The Neglected Population

There’s a sense—not always spoken, but implied—that a person in prison deserves to be there, and therefore doesn’t deserve health care, preventative or otherwise.

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International Aid, Made Local

By using the peer-to-peer model, the Minnesota International Health Volunteers program avoids, or at least reduces, public health obstacles that arise when there’s a culture clash.

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Roundup: Abortion and Health Care Reform

Abortion and Health Care Reform; Does Circumcision Protect Men from HIV/AIDS?; Michael Steele was For Abortion and Medicare

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Federal HIV Prevention Officials Speak Freely on Science, Marginalized Groups, and Funding

There were tantalizing hints at this week’s HIV prevention conference that CDC may be ready to seek significant changes in federal prevention policy and programs.

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VIDEO: Coming Out as HIV-Positive

I pray that one day the world will see us no differently than anyone else, and that for once, they can set aside the ignorance, and just accept us for who we are.

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HIV Transmission through Pre-Chewed Baby Food?

Could pre-chewed baby food be a vector for HIV transmission? A report in Pediatrics suggests that it may — but when thinking about this phenomenon, we need to avoid the knee-jerk "Ewwww" reaction that a ScienceNews reporter had.

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Reform of Iowa’s HIV Transmission Law Meets Resistance

The case of an Iowa man sentenced to the maximum allowed by state law for failing to disclose to a one-time intimate partner that he was HIV-positive has been cited as evidence of the need to reevaluate state criminal transmission laws.

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Preventive Health Care for Women Saves Families, Save Lives

Health care reform must ensure that all women have access to quality preventive health care, screening and the essential
community providers that continue to be the lifeline for many.

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Gates Foundation Program to Fight HIV in India Wasted, Says Forbes India

Forbes India today evaluates Avahan, the $258 million Gates Foundation HIV prevention initiative on the ground in India. And the program doesn’t fare well.

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