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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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Behind Bars for Being Pregnant and HIV-Positive

While some states do criminalize HIV exposure, a U.S. District Judge does more than this – he imprisons a woman for the mere possibility that she might transmit HIV in the future.

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Sex Ed Lessons from Southern Neighbors

A United Nations Economic and Social Council meeting concluded last week with unequivocal support for comprehensive sex education throughout Latin America and the Caribbean to help stem the HIV epidemic and promote overall health.

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Kalamazoo Commission Set to Move on Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

A special committee of the Kalamazoo City Commission is expected to move a controversial anti-discrimination ordinance back to the full commission for final reconsideration.

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