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Real Prevention for Women at Commission on Status of Women

A standing-room-only panel at the Commission on the Status of Women examined the need to integrate gender analysis in local HIV/AIDS responses.

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FDA Approves Next Generation Female Condom

Yesterday the FDA approved the second-generation female condom, expanding the “prevention toolkit” and offering women a less expensive contraceptive and STI prevention option.

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Girls Have a Right to Know About HIV Prevention

Schools across the country routinely fail to provide girls and young women with comprehensive sexuality education – the cornerstone to HIV awareness and prevention.

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Why Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Matters: Voice of Positive Women

Many Americans think of HIV as a men’s disease — even though women comprise almost a third of HIV infections.

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New York State of Denial

In New York state, and throughout America, rising HIV infection rates among women reflects a lack of comprehensive sex education teaching women how to stay healthy.

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Mandated HIV Testing: Can We Ethically Warrant the Imposition of Healthy Choices?

The only correct vote on the Colorado bill to mandate HIV testing for pregnant women was cast by an ignorant bigot for all the wrong reasons.

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Promoting the Female Condom in India: A New Approach

Last month at a New Delhi youth festival aimed at raising awareness for sexual health (dubbed Project 19), volunteers led onlookers in a game of female-condom-first-impressions. Combating the idea that safe sex can be unsexy, especially in the case of the female condom, they instead promote it as fun and pleasurable, and in some cases, as an “erotic accessory.”

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Can Passion Have a Place in Safe Sex?

In a good relationship that’s about to become sexual, the introduction of a condom can seem like the introduction of a lot of baggage: fear, disease, death.

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New AIDS Czar Widely Praised by Advocates

Today, the Obama Administration announced the appointment of longtime HIV/AIDS health care advocate Jeff Crowley to head the long-vacant Office of National AIDS Policy.

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Female Condom Access, Use Low in Asia-Pacific

Are low rates of usage of the female condom in the Asia-Pacific region a problem of access or demand?

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