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Empowering Adolescents to Make Wise Sexual Choices

While acknowledging the “cultural context” in which many students live, Jamaican Minister of Education Andrew Holness has refused to supply students with condoms in the schools.

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Call For Justice, Health For Swazi Women

Arrested in 2001 for killing over 40 women and children in Swaziland, David Simelane has not been brought to trial. Women in Swaziland are particularly vulnerable to sexual assault, violence and HIV/AIDS infection.

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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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Roundup: World AIDS Day, FOCA and the Fallout, South Dakotans in the Common Ground, Personal Takes on Adoption and Surrogacy

More on FOCA and Obama; South Dakotans took the common ground on abortion; take action on the HPV vaccine requirement for immigrant women; personal takes on surrogacy and adoption.

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World AIDS Delay or Why We Really Need, and May Even Get, A National U.S. AIDS Strategy

The change we need for the country as a whole is the change we need to fight HIV/AIDS. Let’s insist that economic stimulation and health care reform become components of a comprehensive strategy to fight HIV/AIDS, rather than being complicit with this stable epidemic that will infect another person every nine minutes on this World AIDS Day.

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HIV/AIDS: What Would Jesus Do?

Based on his actions in the Bible, I’m inclined to say that Jesus would be right in the midst of the pandemic — comforting those affected by AIDS, fighting to keep others from contracting HIV, and making himself a nuisance to complacent politicians.

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Delivering The Truth: World AIDS Day 2008

After years of ineffective, ideologically-driven U.S. HIV prevention policies, faith leaders are speaking up this year about comprehensive sex ed and the importance of access to a full range of sexual and reproductive health services in the fight against HIV and AIDS.

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In Their Own Beds: HIV and Marriage

The institution of marriage cannot be considered a safe haven from HIV infection. In Population Action International’s new documentary, married women share their stories.

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Hope and Change In HIV Policies

This World AIDS Day, I feel hopeful. Hopeful that a new administration will undo some of the harmful, ideologically based policies that have stifled real progress in HIV/AIDS prevention work.

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World AIDS Day 2031: How We Could Outsmart HIV

In 2031, HIV will still be a reality. But if the Obama administration leads the world in promoting smart and evidence-based prevention education, it will be a disease everyone on the planet knows how to prevent.

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