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Prison Rape: “That Check I Wrote Cost Me My Life”

Convicted of check fraud, a man was repeatedly raped and beaten in an Arkansas prison. He walked out with a death sentence — not handed down by a judge or jury, but by the corrections staff who failed to keep him safe.

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Prison Rape: “That Check I Wrote Cost Me My Life”

Convicted of check fraud, a man was repeatedly raped and beaten in an Arkansas prison. As a result, he walked out of prison with a death sentence — not handed down by a judge or jury, but by the corrections staff who failed to keep him safe; Bryson contracted HIV because of the rapes.

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Roundup: World AIDS Day Activism

Magic Johnson, Mondo Guerra, Kim Kardashian, and a whole bunch of college students are speaking out (or not!) on World AIDS Day.

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U.S. Policy Ignores the Reproductive Rights of HIV-positive Women

The U.S. National HIV/AIDS Strategy fails to address and promote the reproductive rights of HIV-positive women beyond the limited goal of reducing mother-to-child transmission.

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World AIDS Day 2010: Important Progress, New Challenges

Fewer people worldwide are getting infected with HIV than a decade ago, and those infected are living longer. But declines in HIV infections are uneven and new infections still outpace new patients put on treatment by two to one. 

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Another Advance for HIV Prevention: STD Testing

Nearly 15 years ago the Institutes of Medicine called for development of a national STD strategy to address the destructive links between STDs and HIV. To this day, it remains mostly unheeded.

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Behind Bars: Persistence and Patience are Virtues

This interview with Amery Brown, the former Director of the National AIDS Coordinating Committee working in Trinidad and Tobago, is part of the Behind Bars series by Kevin Osborne and the International Planned Parenthood Federation.

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Behind Bars: Why Turn a Proportion of our Population into Potential Criminals Every Time They Have Sex?

This interview with Jan Albert, a Professor of Infectious Diseases who has worked at the Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control (SMI), is part of the Behind Bars series by Kevin Osborne and the International Planned Parenthood Federation.

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Behind Bars: I Want to Break Free from this Hatred and Stigma

This interview with Kaniz Fathema Peer counsellor Mukta Akash Bangladesh, from Khulna, Bangladesh is part of the Behind Bars series by Kevin Osborne and the International Planned Parenthood Federation. 

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Behind Bars: People Living with HIV Have Rights Like Any Other Person

This interview with Alice Mwangi, a beauty therapist from Yamumbi, Kenya, is part of the Behind Bars series by Kevin Osborne and the International Planned Parenthood Federation.

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