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In Search of Justice: Bail Granted for HIV+ Pregnant Woman

A judge puts an HIV-positive pregnant woman in prison based solely on his concern for her unborn child, implicitly questioning her ability to protect her and her baby’s health.

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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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