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Breaking the Promise: The Politics of Domestic HIV Prevention
This report documents the impact of the Bush administration’s HIV-prevention policy, specifically its cuts to scientifically based prevention strategies and increases in funding to abstinence-only-until-marriage programs.  The report concludes by offering seven recommendations for returning to the sound public health policies necessary for effective HIV-prevention efforts.

Policy Updates

Each month, we create these brief synopses to help parents, educators, and advocates stay up-to-date and informed on events and decisions on Capitol Hill and across the country. The following is a list of recent policy updates related to STDs and HIV/AIDS. To see all our policy updates, go to our Policy Updates page.

New Cdc Analysis Shows Severe Disparities in HIV and Syphilis Infections Among Men Who Have Sex With Men (March 2010)

Dc To Distribute Free Female Condoms To Combat HIV/AIDS Epidemic (March 2010)

Fda Approves Hpv Vaccine To Prevent Genital Warts in Boys and Young Men (October 2009)

Cdc Weighs Consideration of Male Circumcision AS An HIV Prevention Tool (September 2009)

Advocates Fear Rise in Rates AS HIV/AIDS Funding Is Slashed From California Budget (September 2009)

Cdc Reports On Teen Sexual Health Trends: Progress Has Slowed (August 2009)

Commemorating National Black AIDS Awareness Day (February 2009)

New Cdc HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report for 2007 (February 2009)

International Conference Held To Address Global Health Worker Shortages (January 2008)

State in Focus: the Status of Sexuality Education in Illinois (January 2008)

The Politics of HIV/AIDS Prevention 2008: Presidential Candidates Provide Views On Sex Education, Needle Exchange, National AIDS Plan, Pepfar (November 2007)

Pepfar To Fund Male Circumcision Programs AS Prevention Strategy in Some African Countries (August 2007)

Aids Care Crisis in Puerto Rico (June 2007)

House Approves Bill That Would Allow for Waiver of Pepfar’s Abstinence Spending Requirements (June 2007)

President Bush Announces Request for $30 Billion for Pepfar (May 2007)

Cdc Lowers Goal of Reducing HIV Transmission Rates (May 2007)

Studies Show Marriage Can Be A Risk Factor for Acquiring HIV (May 2007)

Developing Countries Need To Strengthen HIV/AIDS Prevention Efforts; Access To Antiretroviral Treatment Not Sufficient (April 2007)

Prevention Against Transmission of HIV To Women and Youth (Pathway) Act of 2007 Introduced (March 2007)

Institute of Medicine Releases Pepfar Report (March 2007)

States Consider Mandating Hpv Vaccine (January 2007)

New Report Highlights Challenges for Pepfar in Vietnam (January 2007)

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