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PEPFAR: Are Abstinence Requirements Really Gone?

While prevention restrictions under US Global AIDS Policy were made looser in last year’s reauthorization bill, the new law includes worrisome reporting requirements for prevention programs.

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Obama Lifts HIV Travel Ban

The White House has lifted the HIV travel ban, and the United States is no longer included in the list of only seven countries worldwide that bar HIV-positive persons from obtaining visas for entry. President Obama called it a policy “rooted in fear rather than fact.”

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“The Final Solution”? Gay Ugandans Could Face Death Penalty Under New Law

In Uganda, though homosexual acts are already illegal, a new bill would penalize homosexuality with tougher penalties – along the lines of life imprisonment and the death penalty.

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DOJ Drops Appeal of “Prostitution Pledge” Injunction

The Justice Department has dropped its appeal of an injunction prohibiting enforcement of the controversial "prostitution pledge" in US Global AIDS Policy.  Advocates hope this signals an intention to fundamentally change the restriction.

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Advice to the New Global AIDS Coordinator: Report Shows Changes Needed

A new report from SIECUS finds that U.S. policy is thwarting HIV prevention in Zambia, where an estimated 15 percent of the population is HIV-positive and life expectancy has plummeted to less than 39 years.

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“Game-Changing Pick” Under Consideration to Head New Foreign Assistance Effort

Dr. Paul Farmer is being considered to head a newly overhauled foreign assistance program, according to sources.

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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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Obama Nominates New Global AIDS Coordinator

President Obama nominates Dr. Eric Goosby, a long-time AIDS expert and medical doctor, for the post of Global AIDS Coordinator.

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New Zambia Study Confirms: PEPFAR Strong on Treatment, Fails on Prevention

Stanford professors recently confirmed what many in the advocacy community saw coming: PEPFAR has made significant progress on ensuring access to care and treatment, but has not curbed new infections.

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Backing the Pope? Dude, We Noticed

In order to deflect attention from his own opinions, Ross Douthat insinuates that the health community is overenthusiastic about our supposed mission to turn the world into an hedonistic cesspool of doing it.

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