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Roundup: Ross Douthat on 08 Republican Electoral Losses; Obama and the Federal Courts

Debate over abortion shifts to debate over rights of health care workers; anti-choice movement not to blame for 2008 Republican electoral losses?; Obama can reshape federal courts; Indian ashram rejects woman living with HIV.

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Strengthening PEPFAR: A Plan for Immediate Action

PEPFAR presents the President-Elect both opportunities and challenges. The 2008 bill authorizes dramatic increases in funding for treatment and care. But the controversial policies supported by the Bush administration are still in place.

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HIV: Still Not Just a “Gay Thing”

The myth that HIV is strictly a “gay thing” has re-emerged from the shadowy world of rumor and email forwarding and is poking its head out in the right wing media.

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Silent No More: Gender Norms and HIV/AIDS

Deeply entrenched social norms make women and girls highly vulnerable to HIV – the central tenet of PAI’s newest documentary, The Silent Partner: HIV in Marriage, which premiered in Nairobi last week.

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VIDEO: “A Lot of It Was Ignorance”

In an Our Reality video, Gina and Chelsea, two women living with HIV, share how their lack of knowledge about safer sex contributed to their vulnerability to the disease.

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Sex Work, HIV/AIDS and Human Rights: From Criminalization to Protection

At a panel session on sex work and human rights, advocates called for the implementation of effective HIV program and policy interventions based on the respect for the human rights of sex workers.

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Family Planning for HIV Positive Women is a Human Right

If we stand for basic human rights, we should stand for the rights of those living with HIV and AIDS, not because we hope they will have fewer children, but because they also deserve sexual and reproductive health and justice.

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When You Think of Botswana and HIV/AIDS, Think of the Women

Botswana’s response to HIV widely heralded as a success — but not all prevention and treatment programs fully protect the women’s human rights.

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One Love Provides One Stop HIV Info for African-Americans

California state officials and HIV advocacy groups have teamed up to establish a Web site that focuses exclusively on the impact of HIV/AIDS and other health disparities on African-Americans.

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RH Reality Interview: Feminist Filmmaker Tackles HIV Epidemic Among Black Women

Emily Abt, director of the documentary “All of Us,” talks to RH Reality Check’s Sarah Seltzer about the HIV epidemic among black women, gender inequality and what men will get out of the film.

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