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March 28, 2007

Why Women Get HIV

California Congresswoman Barbara Lee has introduced a bill to require the president to address 12 issues that contribute to the vulnerability of women and girls to HIV in the developing world, including social and cultural factors and lack of education. Female condoms and job training are two of the recommended solutions. The bill also proposes eliminating the federal requirement that 33% of AIDS prevention funds be spent on “abstinence until marriage” programs. 


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