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Behind Bars for Being Pregnant and HIV-Positive

While some states do criminalize HIV exposure, a U.S. District Judge does more than this – he imprisons a woman for the mere possibility that she might transmit HIV in the future.

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German Pop Star Publicly Arrested for HIV Tranmission

Criminalization of HIV transmission and exposure places blame on one sexual partner rather than encouraging equal responsibility in safe sex.

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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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Rwanda: the sins of the Church

Pope Benedict pronounces, as he departs for Africa, that condoms
actually increase the AIDS problem. HIV and AIDS remains an
out-of-control plague across southern Africa and the Pope has again
done incalculable damage to AIDS prevention.

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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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Sorry, Those Aren’t Your Rights: HIV-Positive Namibian Women Face Coerced Sterilization

For Namibian HIV positive women who need to access health services for their survival, hospitals should be a place of safety, not stigma, coercion, or forced sterilization.

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Ugandan Physician on Global AIDS Prevention: “Reproductive Health Is Not a Dirty Word”

The former Global AIDS Coordinator whose program was the basis for PEPFAR recently said that “reproductive health is a clean word,” and that the “integration of reproductive health services with HIV” programming should be a priority.

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Filling in the Gaps In Global AIDS Policy

The fight for better prevention policy for women in U.S. global AIDS programs was lost in the reauthorization process last year.

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From Cameroun to the Pope: Reality Check Please

If the Catholic Church wants to stem new HIV/AIDS infections in Africa, they must recognize that women and girls are more vulnerable to new infections than their male peers because the “liberation of women” has not yet been fully realized.

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