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Roundup: Science Based Approach to HIV/AIDS Returns to South Africa

Science-based approach to HIV prevention returns to South Africa; Indian authors tell real stories of HIV epidemic in India; New cream could help women quietly protect themselves against HIV; Catholic university orders NPR station to stop accepting underwriting from Planned Parenthood; A mother’s final look at life.

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Anti-Prostitution Pledge Results in Discriminatory Treatment

Sex workers’ health care is often sacrificed on the altar of U.S. funding.

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Next President Must Change Course on PEPFAR

Rather than targeting the most at-risk populations, ideological provisions in PEPFAR marginalize sex workers and all women. The next administration can take the ideology out.

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Perpetuating the Prostitution Pledge: Allegiance to Failure

HIV prevention programs for sex workers are most effective when they develop trust and affirm dignity. The prostitution pledge puts the best programs at risk.

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Christian Conservatives Seek to “Restore” Women

A leading figure in the Christian right anti-trafficking establishment, Linda Smith embodies the tensions between feminists and religious right activists working on this issue.

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Punishing Sex Workers Won’t Curb HIV/AIDS, Says Ban-Ki Moon

Add United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the list of people who understand that arresting and punishing sex workers is counter-productive in the battle against HIV/AIDS. And take the government of Cambodia off that list.

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Prostitute Numbers Expected to Jump During DNC

Denver’s goal to make August’s Democratic National Convention eco-friendly could overshadow other important issues – such as the spike in prostitutes being imported to town to cater to the city’s 35,000 guests.

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Far From a Victimless Crime

Unequivocally, prostitution, in every manifestation, is a human rights violation and violence against women and girls everywhere. And we need to say so.

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The Real Scandal

Until Americans, and our media, stop insisting that our male leaders be a manly and upright family fellow with a docile wife who gazes at him adoringly, we shouldn’t be surprised when that spouse remains devoted in the face of infidelity.

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