To bring down the high chlamydia infections rate among Tennessee teenagers, an anti-abortion pregnancy center in Athens, Tenn., has proposed spending federal tax dollars on a life-sized version of the Game of Life More….
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On World AIDS Day, President Barack Obama declared that America is on its way to defeating the global pandemic known as the AIDS virus. At an online conference Thursday, the President announced more funding ($50 million more) for HIV/AIDS treatment in the U.S. and a higher target goal for how many Americans will be on treatment by 2013 (6 million people). And while HIV patients and advocates welcome efforts to fight and treat the disease on a large scale, many agree that at the state and local levels, serious problems with treatment programs and the criminalization of HIV-positive individuals often go unaddressed. More …
UPDATE: Oct. 6 Amended with a correction.
A new congressional proposal More… to funnel federal grant money from sex-education programs that instruct in pregnancy and STI-preventive measures into abstinence-only curriculum evokes memories of a similar federally-mandated initiative that emerged during the Bush administration.
A recent study of sexually-active women in California finds that socioeconomic status does not fully explain why certain groups of women in the Golden State use more effective birth-control methods than others, according to a report published in the September 2011 issue of Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health More…,
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Seniors and people with disabilities who receive health care through Medicare* might have an additional service covered in the near future: testing for sexually transmitted diseases such syphilis, gonorrhea and hepatitis B, according to a Reuters More… report. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is due to