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People With HIV Will Soon Have Access to Life Insurance

Major insurance provider Prudential announced on World AIDS Day, December 1, that it would offer ten- and 15-year convertible term policies to HIV-positive people who meet certain health qualifications.

Major insurance provider Prudential announced on World AIDS Day, December 1, that it would offer ten- and 15-year convertible term policies to HIV-positive people who meet certain health qualifications.

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San Francisco’s Approach to HIV Is Working

San Francisco's multi-pronged approach to treating and preventing HIV has led to a dramatic change in that city, which was once a hotbed of the national HIV and AIDS epidemic.

San Francisco’s multi-pronged approach to treating and preventing HIV has led to a dramatic change in that city, which was once a hotbed of the national HIV and AIDS epidemic.

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University Caves to Anti-Choice Pressure, Suspends Fetal Tissue Acquisition From Some Vendors

Despite the absence of evidence that Planned Parenthood broke any laws, the university has suspended fetal-tissue acquisitions from entities “implicated in the Planned Parenthood investigation.” But research will continue using tissue from other sources.

Despite the absence of evidence that Planned Parenthood broke any laws, the university has suspended fetal-tissue acquisitions from entities “implicated in the Planned Parenthood investigation.” But research will continue using tissue from other sources.

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C. Everett Koop: The Surgeon General Who Put Science Before Personal Ideology

C. Everett Koop.

During his tenure as Surgeon General, Koop was not political. He was not ideological. And he was not quiet (like many of his predecessors had been). He saw his position as a platform to speak to the public, and he used it, surprising both the right and the left along the way.

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The HIV Prevention Pill: How Is Truvada Taking Root in Black Communities?

In the months since the FDA’s approval of Truvada, some who work on prevention efforts in Black and low-income communities have urged PrEP proponents to pump their brakes.

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Is Criminalization of HIV Transmission Effective? Swedish Case Reveals Why the Answer is No

For anyone who cares about human rights from a health and discrimination angle, recent cases criminalizing HIV transmission raise multiple red flags.

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NYT Calls For Withdrawal of Funding from Uganda if “Gay Hate Bill” Moves Forward

A NYT Editorial calls on the US to withdraw international development funds from the government of Uganda if it passes legislation that would, among other things, impose the death sentence for homosexual behavior. I agree.

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Paul Farmer Tapped by Former President Clinton as Deputy U.N. Envoy to Haiti

Former president Bill Clinton, who is now the U.N. special envoy to Haiti, announced the appointment Tuesday of Harvard professor Paul Farmer as his deputy.

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Beyond the Global Gag Rule: “The World Has Changed and We Must Change With It”

In his inaugural speech, Obama underscored a desire to find creative new solutions to problems. Overturning the global gag rule is one step towards remedying reproductive health challenges but there are many others that require creative solutions.

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Obama to Keep Abstinence-Only AIDS Coordinator

Sources reveal Mark Dybul will continue to serve as Global AIDS Coordinator.  Keeping Dybul on indefinitely will undermine confidence in both PEPFAR and the promise of the new Administration to support ideology over evidence.

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