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Celebrating Nelson Mandela on his 95th Birthday

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Apartheid eradicator, South African icon, and former President Nelson Mandela celebrates his 95th birthday today. Mandela, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his leadership in bringing an end to apartheid in South Africa, is celebrating his birthday on his 41st day in a Pretoria, South Africa hospital.

Supreme Court Decision a Victory for Human Rights

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The Supreme Court declared on Thursday that the anti-prostitution loyalty oath (APLO), a policy that requires organizations to adopt the U.S. government’s point of view as a condition of receiving U.S. global HIV funds, violates the First Amendment when it is applied to U.S. organizations. The decision allows U.S. organizations to address the HIV and AIDS epidemic with evidence-based interventions, free from discrimination and political agendas.

25 World AIDS Days Later – Looking Forward!

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On an afternoon in August 1988, I learned that I had tested positive for HIV infection. The doctor told me not to worry just come back in 6 months and get tested again. As far as I knew then, I had just been given a death sentence so I just went about my life thinking I would be dead in a year or so.

World AIDS Day 2011 – Getting to Zero

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December 1st is World AIDS Day, an international day of reflection to remember those who have died and those who are living with HIV or AIDS (HIV disease). World AIDS Day 2011 is about “Getting to Zero”: Zero New HIV Infections, Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS Related Deaths.

Sanchez Frustrated By Comments of Afghanistan President Karzai

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47)

“Afghan President Hamid Karzai has recently asserted that Afghanistan would side with Pakistan in a hypothetical war against the United States,” said Sanchez. “These comments are especially frustrating given the United States continues to invest endless amount of resources – including our young men and women – for the people of Afghanistan.”