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5/9/2013 - North Carolina Legislature To Consider 'Abortion Risk' Bill
The North Carolina Senate Health Committee passed a bill yesterday that would require that students are told that having an abortion is a significant risk factor for later pre-term births....

4/22/2013 - Global Heroes Honored in LA
An Afghan rapper....

3/1/2013 - Openly Gay MS Mayoral Candidate Found Dead
Mayoral Candidate Marco McMillan of Clarksdale, Mississippi, was found dead on Wednesday in what authorities have ruled is a homicide....

2/12/2013 - Pope Benedict XVI Resigns
Yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he will abdicate his position on February 28....

1/9/2013 - West Virginia Legislature Launching New Sex Ed Committee
Lawmakers in West Virginia are forming a subcommittee to look at possible new sex education policies the state can implement in order to address the high numbers of teenagers who do not use birth control in the state. The panel convened on Monday to review statistics about sexual activity among middle school and high school students....

11/5/2012 - Malawi Suspends Criminalization of Homosexuality as Laws are Debated
In Malawi, a law against homosexuality has been suspended and the police have been ordered to stop arresting gay people pending a decision by parliament as to whether to repeal the law....

7/27/2012 - US Pledges $150 Million Towards Global AIDS Fight
Hillary Clinton announced over $150 million in new US initiatives to combat the global HIV/AIDS pandemic....

7/26/2012 - DC HIV/AIDS Rates Higher Than Some African Countries
Washington, DC, which is hosting the 2012 International AIDS Conference this week, has a higher HIV/AIDS infection rate than African countries such as Ethiopia, Nigeria and Rwanda, ABC News reports....

7/23/2012 - Tutu Calls for Decriminalization of Homosexuality to Fight HIV/AIDS
Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa has called for the decriminalization of homosexuality everywhere in the world as a necessary step in combating HIV/AIDS....

7/11/2012 - First At-Home HIV Test Approved by FDA
The FDA approved the first at-home HIV test this past Tuesday....

11/14/2011 - Funding for AIDS Prevention Drops Significantly
A report by the European HIV/AIDS Funders Group (EFG) and Funders Concerned about AIDS (FCAA), in collaboration with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), indicated that funding for AIDS-related work from US and European donors decreased by 7 percent, or approximately $44 million, between 2009 and 2010....

7/29/2011 - House Bill Would Slash Foreign Family Planning, Reimpose Gag Rule
The House State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee voted to cut IFP funding by $154 million for FY2010 and expand the Global Gag Rule, banning funding for family planning programs in developing countries that counsel or provide information to women or advocate on a full range of options, including abortion....

7/21/2011 - House Panel Votes to Expand and Codify the Global Gag Rule
The House Foreign Relations Committee voted Thursday to reinstate and expand a ban on funding for family planning programs in developing countries that counsel or provide information to women or advocate on a full range of options, including abortion....

6/7/2011 - 30 Year Anniversary of First AIDS Report
Thirty years ago on Sunday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the first-ever report on the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), although the disease was not officially named until the following year....

9/1/2010 - China Court to Hear Nation's First HIV Discrimination Case
The case of an unidentified prospective schoolteacher who was denied a job in China because he is HIV positive was the first case of HIV discrimination to be accepted in a Chinese court Monday....

7/19/2010 - US Supports UN Recognition of Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
Fourteen members of Congress submitted a letter to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) last Thursday, urging them to recognize the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) as an accredited UN organization....

7/16/2010 - Obama Unveils National HIV/AIDS Strategy
Earlier this week, President Obama unveiled plans to implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, which seeks to make the United States "a place where new HIV infections are rare and when they do occur, every person ......

5/21/2010 - US State Department Appalled By Sentencing of Gay Malawian Couple
The US State Department released a statement yesterday condemning the sentencing of a gay Malawian couple to 14 years of hard labor....

5/12/2010 - Capps Introduces Maternal Health Bill
Congresswoman Lois Capps (D-CA) introduced the Improving Global Maternal and Newborn Health Outcomes while Maximizing Successes Act (Global MOMS Act) yesterday....

3/26/2010 - Pelosi, Clinton, Woolsey Celebrate Women's History Month
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey celebrated women's history month yesterday at an event at the US Capitol....

3/4/2010 - Lawsuit Filed to Obtain USAID International Sex Ed Funding Information
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit demanding public documents from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) concerning any religious elements of their international abstinence-only sex education programs. Senior staff attorney with the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project Brigitte Amiri said in an ACLU press release: "The United States government cannot be in the business of exporting religiously infused abstinence-only-until-marriage programs that we know fail to give young people the information they need to stay healthy....

12/1/2009 - Push For Access as an Human Right on 21st World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day was globally commemorated today with more than awareness events and free HIV testing sites....

11/10/2009 - WHO Report Reveals Health Disparities in Men and Women
A study released yesterday by the World Health Organization (WHO), found that the leading cause of death and disease among women in low and middle-income countries worldwide, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, is HIV/AIDS....

11/2/2009 - Obama Ends HIV Travel Ban
President Obama announced the end of a twenty-two year HIV travel ban on visitors and immigrants entering the United States at a ceremony Friday and also reauthorized the Ryan White CARE Act....

10/30/2009 - Experts Urge Russia to Change AIDS Policy
As Moscow hosts the Third Eastern Europe and Central Asia AIDS Conference (EECAAC), AIDS professionals have focused on the Russian Government’s failure to fund and promote effective HIV/AIDS prevention programs....