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A closer look at men in South Africa reveals a very complicated picture. Shutterstock

Men and HIV: how poverty, violence and inequality play a part

Poverty, traumatic experiences, and gender inequalities, directly increased HIV-risk behaviours such as having unprotected sex and having multiple sexual partners.
A woman whose blood is being drawn to test for HIV. U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development/flickr

Should you be tested for HIV? Why June 27 is a good day to do it

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, and an expert suggests it's a good time to think about testing, especially for youth. And, a recent study suggested that nurses have a role in reaching youth.
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), shown here as tiny purple spheres, causes the disease known as AIDS. Mark Ellisman and Tom Deerinck, National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research

A cure for HIV? Feasible but not yet realized

Headlines around the world declared that a second person was cured of their HIV. But while the results are encouraging, we're a long way from a cure.
A billboard built by sex education advocates outside Mexico’s National Population Council office, in Mexico City, warns that ‘being a mother is not child’s play.’ (May 29, 2014) AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell

Abortions rise worldwide when US cuts funding to women’s health clinics, study finds

The White House will expand a law that cuts funding to abortion providers abroad. When the Bush-era 'global gag rule' was last in effect, abortion rates tripled in Latin America and doubled in Africa.

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