5 results for 'hiv'
...is sex education needed in the schools? What is the problem?
The deal is that even though US teen pregnancy is at a low (about 35 out 1,000 teen girls will become pregnant), the US still has the highest rate of pregnancy in the developed world and American adolescents are contracting HIV faster than any other demographic group.
Although sex education in the school system has been a hot topic for quite some time, matters really became complicated when the Bush administration began funding millions of dollars into abstinence-only programs. These programs had to provide... (more)
...States from Latin America, Russia, and Southeast Asia. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) has discovered over 250 brothels in 26 different United States cities that involve human trafficking.Compound these issues with the fact internationally married women now have the highest rate of HIV & AIDS infections due to cheating spouses. Women also represent 70% of the worlds poor, and are paying the price for gender equality in a fight to end poverty and provide for their single income families. Over half of the 37 million Americans living in poverty today are women, 6.2 million... (more)
...charity, Survivors UK.
On the excellent author Paul Burston’s facebook page, there’s been massive debate about how ‘barebacking’ (unprotected anal sex) is becoming what you might call ‘fashionable’ again not just among older participants who consider that even if they got HIV it is unlikely to significantly shorten their span - but among teen and twentysomethings described as 'waving their arses in the air in clubs and saunas' to invite the invasion of what we once called ‘all comers’ but meant it about boxing. A lot of socially conscientious gay men wrote to... (more)
...knowing that would be me in the not-too-distant future.
I searched for places to get tested and made a list. From that came my first attempt to use my written voice to make a difference. I wrote an editorial article about the importance for everybody - gay and straight - to get tested for HIV, and submitted it to the Texas A&M student newspaper, The Battalion. I didn't expect they would actually print it, A&M being a very conservative university.
April 8, 1987, my article appeared. Inside front page, left hand side, starting just above the fold. It was surreal.... (more)
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