Bates: Prevention Requires More Accountability

Posted in: News 2005-Older

Newsmaker Interview Christopher Bates is a unique breed in today’s political milieu. He’s an openly gay Black man who is at the center of the Bush administration’s AIDS policy shop. As acting director of the Office of HIV/AIDS Policy in the Department of Health and Human Services, Bates often speaks for an administration that many …

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New South, New Problems

Posted in: News 2005-Older

STATEMENT: The National HIV Prevention Conference New South, New Problems More than 3,000 AIDS experts have come together this week in Atlanta, Ga., to talk about the future of HIV prevention. The meeting’s location is appropriate. Much has been made in recent years of vibrant African-American communities that typify New South cities like Atlanta, with …

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What We Know–and What We Do

Posted in: News 2005-Older

From Ledge magazine In the spring of 2004, Caya Lewis, senior policy analyst for the Kaiser Family Foundation, visited Howard University and got the real deal on HIV/AIDS on campus, using condoms, and what scares students the most about unprotected sex. The group of students included: Makebra, print journalism major from Los Angeles; L. Michael, …

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The 4-1-1 on AIDS and Conspiracies

Posted in: News 2005-Older

By Kai Wright Ever hear the one about some psycho who rigs theater chairs with needles containing HIV-infected blood? You sit down in the dark and, boom, you got “the monster”—as AIDS is known to many on the block. Every few years, a new AIDS conspiracy theory like this one pops up. A recent survey of …

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Pop Songs Don’t Threaten Youth Sexual Health; Inadequate Sex Education Does

Posted in: News 2005-Older

STATEMENT: “Baby Mama” Debate Misses the Real Enemy Pop Songs Don’t Threaten Youth Sexual Health; Inadequate Sex Education Does Attacks on American Idol star Fantasia’s hit song “Baby Mama” miss the real enemy: abstinence-only education. “American Idol” star Fantasia’s hit single “Baby Mama” is stirring controversy among those concerned about teen sexuality in the Black …

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Mo’nique’s Story

Posted in: News 2005-Older

Yes, I did lose my best friend to AIDS and I don’t want you to lose yours. As Black women and as a community we need to start speaking up and speaking out on HIV/AIDS. It’s chilling to think that over half of all new HIV cases are a result of heterosexual sex, and Black …

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The Administration is Finalizing Conservative Politicos’ Decades-Old Assault on Medicaid

Posted in: News 2005-Older

OP-ED: For the Progressive Media Project op-ed syndicate The Administration is Finalizing Conservative Politicos’ Decades-Old Assault on Medicaid The Bush administration is not trying to make Medicaid run well but to force its collapse. In the process, states are left to deal with the mess. And the poor and disabled are bearing the brunt. Medicaid …

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Black Baby Boomers and the Future of HIV

Posted in: News 2005-Older

From BlackPressUSA.com By Makebra M. Anderson, NNPA Washington Correspondent While much of the public’s attention is focused on young people contracting almost half of all new HIV and AIDS cases, there is a growing HIV/AIDS problem developing among the elderly, a problem that will only grow worse as baby boomers reach retirement. “I don’t think older …

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New HIV Strain Would Change Little About the Epidemic: It’s Still a Crisis We’re Ignoring

Posted in: News 2005-Older

STATMENT: Potential ‘Supervirus’ is Nothing New New HIV Strain Would Change Little About the Epidemic: It’s Still a Crisis We’re Ignoring When the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced its discovery what appears to be a multi-drug resistant, rapid-progressing strain of HIV, it was scary news. To uncover a virus resistant …

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