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I Am Woman, Hear Me Apologize: Gaining the Confidence to Claim Our Voices

Young woman shouting into megaphone with red background

The abysmal representation of women in the media and in politics negatively affects women’s confidence levels. But there is hope for young women who want their voices to be heard.

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Instead of Inciting Blame, Young Father in Britain Should Remind Us Ab-Only Doesn’t Work

An entire country is outraged over a very young father. Instead of looking for someone to blame, we should all realize: abstinence-only has failed young people.

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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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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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The Time Is Now

We no longer have a non-receptive administration as an excuse to make change on HIV policy. It is no longer acceptable (was it ever?) to play it safe for fear of getting attacked on issues such as access to condoms or needle exchange.

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Choosing to Matter

HIV/AIDS is more than just an epidemic and HIV-positive people are much more than victims of the disease. They have desires, hopes and dreams that transcend social and ethnic barriers.

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A Thank You to Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Congresswoman Barbara Lee spoke out forcefully at the International AIDS Conference on policy reforms including defunding abstinence-only programs, authorization of the REAL Act, support for clean needle exchange programs, and the creation of a domestic PEPFAR.

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Renewing our Commitment to Comprehensive Sexuality Education

Young Mexican gay rights and AIDS activist Rodrigo Olin’s charge to his fellow Mexicans was a charge to all of us to hold our governments accountable to the promises they make toward achieving better outcomes in the fight against the AIDS pandemic.

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Where Are All the Young Black People at IAC?

African and African-American youth are almost nowhere to be found at the IAC. This lack of representation was extremely surprising considering that sub-Saharan Africa is widely recognized as the most HIV affected and infected region in the world.

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Empowering Our Generation: Mexico City Youth Pre-Conference

At the Mexico City Youth Force Pre-Conference, we are readying ourselves to fight the battle against HIV and AIDS as our generation matures.

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