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Forgotten Women: UNAIDS, PEPFAR, and ‘Keeping Mothers Alive’

I hope and expect that the next progress report for the Global Plan will include a clear discussion of the link between HIV infection, maternal mortality, and women’s health more generally, and what the agencies are doing to address it.

UNAIDS and PEPFAR recently released a report on progress toward achieving an AIDS-free generation. Though there has been great progress, the report almost completely ignores the second target of the groups’ Global Plan: mothers.

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Supreme Court Strikes Anti-Prostitution Pledge for American Organizations Fighting HIV/AIDS

The Supreme Court ruled that requiring U.S. organizations fighting HIV/AIDS abroad to take an anti-prostitution pledge violates the First Amendment.

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How to Engage Women in Maternal Newborn and Child Health Advocacy and Services

I have been asked to suggest how we constructively engage women in Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) issues as “more than patients”, so I have come up with six suggested steps that we might all take together to achieve success.

I have been asked to suggest how we constructively engage women in Maternal Newborn and Child Health issues as “more than patients,” so I have come up with six suggested steps that we might all take together to achieve success.

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Boston High Schools May Soon Make Condoms Available and Provide More Sex Ed

The Boston School Committee is considering adopting a new policy that would add sexuality education and other health courses and make condoms available at all high schools in the city.

The Boston School Committee is considering adopting a new policy that would add sexuality education and other health courses and make condoms available at all high schools in the city.

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The Pillars and Possibilities of a Global Plan to Address HIV in Women and Their Children

What has worked and what needs to be improved, to ensure that the HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls are adequately addressed?

A Global Plan on HIV and AIDS? It has to work for women as well as for their children. Here’s how we can make that happen.

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New Multipurpose Prevention Technologies Could Provide Many Benefits for Women

Now is the time to embrace the development of new health technologies that could provide simultaneous protection for the multiple health risks many women face.

Now is the time to embrace the development of new health technologies that could provide simultaneous protection for the multiple health risks many women face.

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Porn Stars and Prisoners: California Considers Measures to Expand Condom Use

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Two bills currently in the California legislature are designed to expand condom use for two very different populations.

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Congress’ ‘Schoolyard Bullies’ Take Aim at D.C. Women

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) compared Congress members who banned the use of local funds for poor women's abortions to "schoolyard bullies."

Lost in a netherworld where it is less than a state and something other than a city, the District of Columbia is being used by right-wingers in Congress as a battleground on reproductive justice and much more.

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Supreme Court Won’t Step Into Planned Parenthood Funding Fray—for Now

Attorneys for reproductive health-care providers in Texas filed an emergency petition with the Roberts Court Monday morning as a health-care crisis grips the state.

A decision to let stand a federal appeals court ruling that Indiana can’t defund Planned Parenthood is good news, but it isn’t necessarily a signal from the Roberts court that the issue is over.

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A Decade of PEPFAR and Young People: What’s Working and What Isn’t

As we celebrate the many incredible successes PEPFAR has brought us in its first ten years, I offer many heartfelt wishes for even more in its next ten years.  Happy birthday, PEPFAR!

With the program now entering its pre-teen years, it’s the perfect time to take stock of its efforts to reach young people in their second decade of life.

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