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  • UN and Planned Parenthood seek to decriminalize willful HIV infection

    12/10/2010 10:42:11 AM PST · by massmike · 56 replies · 10+ views
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 12/10/2010 | Tyler Ament
    A new campaign seeks to eliminate disclosure laws which require HIV positive individuals to inform their sex partners of their potentially deadly infection. The campaign is led by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and UNAIDS, an umbrella group of UN agencies. Notably absent from this campaign is any recognition of the danger posed for the possible victims of a willful refusal to disclose HIV status. As part of the campaign, IPPF released a collection of interviews entitled “Behind Bars”, which implies that such criminal laws fuel stigma against HIV persons. Proponents of criminal laws assert, however, they are designed...
  • Global AIDS crisis overblown? Some dare to say so

    12/10/2008 11:48:40 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 9 replies · 534+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 30, 2008 | MARIA CHENG
    Global AIDS crisis overblown? Some dare to say so By MARIA CHENG – Nov 30, 2008 LONDON (AP) — As World AIDS Day is marked on Monday, some experts are growing more outspoken in complaining that AIDS is eating up funding at the expense of more pressing health needs. They argue that the world has entered a post-AIDS era in which the disease's spread has largely been curbed in much of the world, Africa excepted...
  • UNAIDS under fire for mixing politics and science

    09/03/2007 7:42:33 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies · 223+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Aug 30, 2007 | Griffin Shea
    BANGKOK (AFP) - UNAIDS, the global standard-bearer in the fight against HIV, has come under stinging attack in two new books accusing it of allowing politics to trump science in its efforts to combat the disease. The most burning criticism, levied by American epidemiologist James Chin in his book "The AIDS Pandemic," accuses UNAIDS of intentionally inflating its estimates of how many people have HIV in order to dramatise the epidemic and win more money from donors. Chin appeared vindicated in June, when India dramatically reduced its estimate of people infected to a range of 2.0-3.1 million from 5.7 million....
  • UN: World Losing Battle Against AIDS

    06/03/2005 7:49:00 PM PDT · by ThePretender · 45 replies · 766+ views
    NEW YORK -- United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan on Thursday warned that the AIDS epidemic is accelerating on every continent and called for more money and leadership to halt its spread by the UN target date of 2015. In an opening address to representatives of 127 countries at a high-level conference, Annan said the scale of the global response to the scourge of AIDS has been significant but insufficient because "it has not matched the epidemic in scale." "Last year saw more new infections and more AIDS-related deaths than ever before," Annan said. "Indeed, HIV and AIDS expanded at...
  • Africa isn’t dying of Aids

    12/11/2003 8:00:44 AM PST · by Pokey78 · 38 replies · 1,689+ views
    The Spectator (U.K.) ^ | 12/13/03 | Rian Malan
    The headline figures are horrible: almost 30 million Africans have HIV/Aids. But, says Rian Malan, the figures are computer-generated estimates and they appear grotesquely exaggerated when set against population statistics Cape Town It was the eve of Aids Day here. Rock stars like Bono and Bob Geldof were jetting in for a fundraising concert with Nelson Mandela, and the airwaves were full of dark talk about megadeath and the armies of feral orphans who would surely ransack South Africa’s cities in 2017 unless funds were made available to take care of them. My neighbour came up the garden path with...
  • The Feminization of AIDS

    12/12/2004 7:42:49 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 79 replies · 1,253+ views
    NY Times ^ | Dec 13, 2004
    This year, once again, the annual report from the Joint United Nations Program on H.I.V./AIDS and the World Health Organization tragically documents the way the global AIDS epidemic is still killing millions of people and spawning hot spots in Asia and Eastern Europe. The most striking news is that AIDS is fast becoming a disease that strikes younger women disproportionately. Ignorance is part of the problem, but the laws and social customs that keep women powerless and poor - and subject to sexual exploitation - are far more insidious. According to the new report's eye-opening analysis, AIDS is spreading quickly...
  • The Unfolding AIDS Scandal at the UN

    11/30/2004 2:45:53 PM PST · by CareyRoberts · 7 replies · 708+ views
    November 30, 2004 | Carey Roberts
    December 1 is World AIDS Day and the focus this year is on women and girls. That's good, because almost half of all HIV-infected persons in the world are female. But if you are a woman who is concerned about HIV infection, I'd suggest you avoid the UNAIDS program like the plague. Why? Because their advice just might kill you. But I'm getting ahead of myself. As we know, there is no vaccine or drug that can stop AIDS. But there is one proven strategy. That approach, which is backed by the Bush Administration, is known as "ABC." A stands...
  • Sex Workers of the World Unite!

    11/23/2004 4:15:56 PM PST · by paudio · 16 replies · 1,031+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 11/23/2004 | James Pinkerton
    Earlier this month, the city of Berkeley, California voted on a referendum, known as Measure Q, which would have instructed the local police department to make enforcement of prostitution laws its lowest priority. The measure was defeated by a nearly 2:1 margin earlier this month -- and this in the bluest city in one of the bluest states. That's one of the big conundrums facing all "sextivists": much of what they want to achieve, here in the US and around the world, falls well outside the realm of what the American people support, let alone wish to pay for. For...
  • Don't turn Iraq over to the UN

    04/13/2003 10:50:26 PM PDT · by victim soul · 4 replies · 206+ views
    National Post ^ | 4.13.03 | Elizabeth Nickson
    Glad to hear that George Bush is still lukewarm on the United Nations. It appears that the age of bending over for this crowd of quasi-legitimate, whining third-rate bullies is fast drawing to a close. The sooner the better, for the Third World especially, since you and I can dodge the UN quite well thanks. So to George W., I say, let them hand out food and organize medical aid. Anything else? You do it, you're competent. And for heaven's sake, if there are Canadians begging to be included, like I don't know, say, Stephen Lewis, how about a nice...
  • Don't Turn Iraq Over to the UN: "No UN Mr. Bush, and particularly no Canadians."

    04/11/2003 3:49:16 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 9 replies · 662+ views
    The National Post via canada.com ^ | April 11, 2003 | Elizabeth Nickson
    Glad to hear that George Bush is still lukewarm on the United Nations. It appears that the age of bending over for this crowd of quasi-legitimate, whining third-rate bullies is fast drawing to a close. The sooner the better, for the Third World especially, since you and I can dodge the UN quite well thanks. So to George W., I say, let them hand out food and organize medical aid. Anything else? You do it, you're competent. And for heaven's sake, if there are Canadians begging to be included, like I don't know, say, Stephen Lewis, how about a nice...