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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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German Pop Star Publicly Arrested for HIV Tranmission

Criminalization of HIV transmission and exposure places blame on one sexual partner rather than encouraging equal responsibility in safe sex.

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Educating Ourselves about HIV: A Call From the “Underground”

Across the country, focus groups reveal that many Americans are ill-informed about HIV and AIDS, but want to know more.

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Obama Budget Retains Needle Exchange Ban, Leaving Drug Users and Others at Risk

President Obama has repeatedly expressed his support for lifting the ban on federal funding of needle exchange programs. So why it is still in his 2010 budget?

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Philippines Government Pursues Feeble Family Planning Strategy

The Philippines government is championing a form of family planning used by only one percent of women interested in planning their families.

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Is Funding Our Only Global Health Priority?

I must voice my strong disagreement with those who are choosing not to recognize the critical paradigm shift that has been introduced in the 2010 budget: a focus on integration.

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Michigan’s HIV Disclosure Law: Overly Broad and Open to Abuse

Michigan’s law criminalizing HIV transmission can be used vindictively against populations already stigmatized, say legal experts.

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Sexuality Conference in Hanoi Challenges Norms, Expectations

What does it mean to be straight, gay, queer, L or G or B or T or none of the above? What is it like to live with the stigma of HIV? How does it feel to be denied the right to marry your partner?

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