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Check In, Get Tested, Get A Badge

Wanna by the mayor of STD testing? Foursquare has launched a new partnership, and it could make a difference for sexual health.

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Rights Here, Rights Now, Rights… Maybe?

The centrality of human rights in the “public health” response to an epidemic that has largely marginalized the individual, especially the already marginalized individual was seen as key to addressing the HIV epidemic at the IAC.

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Making HIV Testing For Women “Routine”

HIV testing is understood to be a cornerstone in effective HIV prevention policy. Yet too many women are not tested because they or their healthcare provider do not perceive that they are “at risk,” says the HIV Law Project.

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HIV-Positive and Pregnant in the United States

In the United States, women living with HIV are often considered incapable or unworthy of having children, and if pregnant, unable to make appropriate medical decisions during pregnancy.

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Adolescent Girls Bear Highest Burden of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, According to CDC

An annual report on sexually transmitted diseases released today by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that in 2008 adolescent girls 15–19 years of age had the largest reported number of chlamydia and gonorrhea cases when compared to any other age group.

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Michigan HIV Activists Angered by No-Consent Testing Legislation

Legislation pending in Michigan sparks worries about health insurers denying coverage to those infected and tested without their knowledge.

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Pre-Natal HIV Testing: What About Women’s Rights?

Compelling HIV testing runs the risk of alienating patients from their medical care provider, and in turn driving them from care.

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