|U.S. Global AIDS Policy Undermining HIV Prevention|
AUTHOR: J. Jacobson
Funding for abstinence and faithfulness programs under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) increasingly replaced comprehensive HIV prevention in fiscal years 2004 and 2005, and the U.S. is sending fewer condoms abroad today than in 1990, according to two new analyses by the CHANGE. The analyses show that shifts in prevention policy acutely affect sub-Saharan Africa, where 80 percent of new infections are the result of unprotected sex, often within marriage. The highest rates of new infection are among those ages 15 to 24 and among married women in their twenties and thirties.
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