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HIV and AIDS news and analysis from The Nation

  • October 4, 2011

    New Public Health Report Underscores: Long Live the Condom

    Injectable hormonal birth control can double a woman's risk of contracting HIV from her partner, even as it prevents pregnancy. Condoms are still the best way to prevent both pregnancy and HIV.

    Dana Goldstein

  • May 6, 2011

    IUDs to Prevent HIV in Kenya?

    An American nonprofit is offering HIV-positive Kenyan women $40 to use IUDs as long-term birth control—and women are taking them up on it. Is this the right way to prevent the transmission of HIV to children?

    Anna Clark

  • December 10, 2010

    The Vienna Declaration

    Drug users deserve the chance to prevent HIV, too.

    Judith Auerbach

  • February 4, 2010

    Ten Things to Oppose the Anti-Gay Legislation in Uganda

    Although homosexuality is criminalized in 80 countries, the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2009 is the most egregious attempt to sanction homophobia and threaten the human rights of all its citizens. Here are ten ways to oppose this legislation and stand up for human rights wherever you are.

    The Nation

  • September 1, 2009

    Obama Unshackles Global AIDS Work

    With the change in Pepfar guidelines, the Obama administration opens new opportunities to link AIDS work and family planning and strengthen health systems in developing countries.

    Barbara Crossette


  • September 18, 2008

    Inconvenient Truths

    Elizabeth Pisani and Jonny Steinberg explore antipodal aspects of the fight against AIDS.

    Steven Epstein

  • May 24, 2007

    An African Solution

    Two new books on the AIDS epidemic in Africa suggest that the best treatment may be found in the continent's own social movements.

    Andrew Rice

  • May 10, 2007

    Morality Gets a Massage

    Randall Tobias isn't the first abstinence czar to run afoul of the moral agenda he promoted. It's time Congress stopped this dangerous crusade.

    The Editors

  • August 25, 2006

    A World Unmoored by War

    The United States now spends more in Iraq in a month that the entire world spends on fighting AIDS in a year. Have we reached the point where the terror of AIDS is no match for the war against terror?

    Stephen Lewis

  • June 21, 2006

    The People Versus AIDS

    If the United Nations is to keep its promise to grant people with AIDS universal access to treatment by 2010, it will be because activists are holding world leaders accountable.

    Richard Kim