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Abstinence pledges don't always work

...have the highest age-specific proportion of unintended pregnancy in the U.S. and make up 25 percent of new HIV infections. In reviewing abstinence-only curricula, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform found...
Take the test

...know they are infected. AIDS is now the fifth-leading cause of death for people aged 25-44, and 80 percent of HIV infections worldwide have resulted from heterosexual contact. This disease must be stopped. Protect yourself and protect your...
HIV prevention done right

...some promising initiatives, in Zimbabwe and Lesotho, for example. It is estimated that by 2025 about 300,000 HIV infections (about half of those in women), as well as many cases of cervical cancer and other sexually transmitted diseases...
AIDS: After 30 years, the battle is far from over

...replicate the results. According to UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS, the global rate of new HIV infections has been steadily decreasing, and so has the number of deaths. The largest number of new cases continues to be in...
Confusing the issue

...protect themselves." Why is it so important to reach youth? The CDC says "It has been estimated that half of all new HIV infections in the United States are among people under 25, and the majority of young people are infected sexually." I am completely...
Juneau Empire Online Archive Inside: ER visits for drug use declining in Seattle - with one

...infection. In Vancouver, British Columbia, a public-health crisis has been declared over the growing number of HIV infections linked to intravenous drug use. The human immunodeficiency virus causes AIDS. Seattle so far has bucked a national...
Infectious disease cases drop in state

...decline in new AIDS cases. There were 46 new cases of AIDS in 2006 and 30 new cases in 2007. Also down were new HIV infections, a 31 percent decline, from 88 cases in 2006 to 61 cases last year. However, in both cases the change mostly reflects...
Outside editorial: HIV-AIDS continues to ensnare young gays

...gender, race, income, age or sexual orientation. But the CDC report shows that while the overall number of new HIV infections went down in other risk categories, it increased among gay men. There was a spike among the very young and a slight...


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