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How Criminalization and Stigmatization Perpetuates the AIDS Epidemic

HIV testing represents one of the most potent weapons in the fight against HIV. Yet too many individuals who may be at risk of infection continue to avoid testing. This reluctance to test is driven in part by the pervasiveness of HIV stigma.

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New Study Supports Universal Access to AIDS Treatment for Preventing the Spread of HIV

The findings of a study released last Thursday by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) suggest major policy implications for the fight against HIV and AIDS, indicating that United States legislators and pharmaceutical companies should ensure universal access to HIV care and treatment now.

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Mitch Daniels Continues GOP’s Use of Women’s Bodies as Political Pawns

Indiana women: Your bodies are now officially political pawns.  And Governor Daniels is calling check mate.

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Lessons Learned: STD Awareness Month 2011

STD Awareness Month (SAM) is important because of the potential harm of untreated STDs, including adverse pregnancy outcomes, infertility, cancers of the reproductive tract, and increased likelihood of HIV transmission.

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Change the Landscape: Treatment Not Incarceration for New Mexicans

Last week, the New Mexico legislature passed four bills that could expand access to treatment for substance abuse.

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The HIV Epidemic Among Blacks: Social Services Cannot be Cut

Black Americans are at the intersection of high rates of HIV and high rates of poverty.  As a result, cuts to services are acutely felt by Black Americans living with HIV/AIDS.

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Another Advance for HIV Prevention: STD Testing

Nearly 15 years ago the Institutes of Medicine called for development of a national STD strategy to address the destructive links between STDs and HIV. To this day, it remains mostly unheeded.

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(VIDEO) Behind Bars: Life Stories of People Affected by the Criminalization of HIV

Behind Bars show how a simplistic “law-and-order‟ response to HIV can intensify a climate of denial, secrecy and fear and provide a fertile breeding ground for the spread of HIV.

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Live from the G8: 1,744,128 voices can’t be wrong

Civil society organizations from across Canada and six continents today invited an additional 1,744,128 people to the G8 and G0 negotiating tables. More than a dozen civil society networks brought petitions signed by almost 2 million individuals from around the world conveying the message to global leaders that it’s time for action.

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Namibian High Court to Hear Cases of Forced Sterilization

Activists fighting on behalf of access to high-quality sexual and reproductive healthcare are watching Namibia’s courts to see if good precedent will be set on forced sterilization.

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