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Colorado Legislator: HIV Testing for Pregnant Moms Rewards “Sexual Promiscuity”

Colorado Democrats were outraged Wednesday morning when Republican state Sen. Dave Schultheis said he planned to vote against a bill to require HIV tests for pregnant women because the disease “stems from sexual promiscuity.”

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Resisting the Sex Panic: Sex Workers Struggle for Evidence-Based Regulation in Nevada

In rural Nevada, the possible expansion of the brothel industry has sex workers hoping to be given a central role in governing their own industry, rather than being seen as at-risk women who require protection from themselves.

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Roundup: HIV Testing for All Women, New Smears Against Obama, Women Try Again for Elected Office

New recommendations on HIV testing from ACOG, smears on “infanticide” to hit Obama, and a historic number of women are making second attempts at elected office this year.

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Roundup: Bush Denies UNPFA Funds, Free HIV Tests Available Today

Bush denies UNFPA funds for seventh straight year, Today is National HIV Testing Day, Good news in the fight against breast cancer, Conservapedia says conservatives don’t get STDs.

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Thailand’s Community Response to AIDS

In Thailand, innovative HIV prevention advocates engage the community by emphasizing sexual diversity, conducting religious outreach, and involving community members in research.

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In Jamaica and Globally AIDS Stigma Barrier to Progress

In Jamaica, as in many parts of the world, HIV and AIDS create a specter of fear and persecution leading to stigma, discrimination and, for many, the concealment of the disease.

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Roundup: S.E.X., New HIV Test, Indian Sex Ed

Dr. Rayne reviews S.E.X, Broadsheet on the Tracy Roberson case, anti-choicers want to ban fed funds for family planning.

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Colorado HIV Privacy Law at Odds with Feds

A new study reveals that more than two-thirds of states, including Colorado, are not in compliance with new federal guidelines on HIV testing.

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Opt-Out HIV Testing for Pregnant Women

It seems like sound public health — but it’s much more complicated.

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Prueba de Fuego: Reflections on HIV Testing from Nicaragua

HIV is not yet widespread in Nicaragua, but with no sexuality education to speak of, a weak health system, and a culture of machismo that leaves women with little control over their sexual and reproductive lives, young people and women face particular HIV risk, and their infection rates are climbing.

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