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Sex Workers at IAC: “Listen to Us!”

The message of sex workers at the International AIDS Conference was loud and clear — sex workers demand to be recognized as a legitimate profession and see themselves as part of the solution.

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Bringing Reproductive Health Providers to the Fight Against AIDS

By virtue of their experience in providing a range of services — including, sometimes, HIV services — reproductive health service providers could make a significant contribution in closing the gap in HIV prevention.

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When You Think of Botswana and HIV/AIDS, Think of the Women

Botswana’s response to HIV widely heralded as a success — but not all prevention and treatment programs fully protect the women’s human rights.

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PEPFAR Reauthorization and the Conscience Clause

PEPFAR’s “conscience clause” which allows organizations who have a moral or religious objection to opt-out of providing services to which they may object.

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Treatment as Prevention: What Is the Evidence?

Can we “treat our way out of the HIV epidemic,” as some at the highest levels of government and science argue?

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Debunking False Dichotomies of Global AIDS Response

To pit proven prevention against treatment or against research is a false and dangerous dichotomy.

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What Are the Sacred Cows of HIV Prevention?

What are the “sacred cows” standing in the way of progress in the fight against AIDS?

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Stakeholders: Why Not Commit to Young People?

Young people account for 40 percent of new HIV infections around the world, yet most of the policy surrounding prevention of the disease ignores youth.

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Linking the Twin Pandemics: HIV and Gender-Based Violence

Not only does evidence tell us that women who experience gender based violence are more likely to be at risk for transmission of HIV, we also know that many of the risk factors for gender based violence are the same as those for HIV.

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What is the Role of Evidence in Public Policy?

Mounting evidence in support of harm reduction strategies has not translated to the government support needed in many countries to endorse the widespread adoption of proven HIV and STD prevention tools.

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