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The Castaways

Undress for Success




Stomaching Nausea

No Behind Left Behind

Hep C Drug to the Rescue?

Garlic Pill Warning

Mexicanos y HIV

Can Hypnosis Tame PN Pain?

Getting Out and Staying Healthy

Throwing the Book at Marijuana

Kidney News

Tribal Council

The Good Germs




Wedding Crashers

Running on Empty

The Freshman

Red-Carpet Ready

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Please Do Stop His Music

The Incredible Bulk

M·A·C Attack

Birthday Girls




Editor's Letter-September 2008

Mailbox-September 2008

The NAPWA/TAEP HIV/AIDS Policy Report

GMHC Treatment Issues-September 2008



 
Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV


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September 2008


POZ / NEG

by Staff

Pencils, books and dirty looks: HIV goes back to school

POZ: New York City’s Department of Education has this year spent $203,000 on the Health Smart program, which aims to standardize sex education within middle and high schools, offering six lessons each year devoted exclusively to HIV/AIDS.

NEG: The National Abstinence Education Association launched a campaign in June urging 1 million parents to support abstinence-only education in U.S. schools—even though it has proven ineffective in preventing pregnancy and STD transmission among teenagers and young adults.

POZ: The voluntary out-of-school Smart Sex Education Program that launched in Westford, Massachusetts, earlier this year teaches parents how to better discuss sex with their kids and make “the talk” a whole lot less awkward and more informative.

NEG: In May, South Carolina’s House of Representatives eliminated mandatory disclosure of students’ HIV status in public schools—but Governor Mark Sanford called for its reinstatement just weeks later. He also suggested that other blood-borne illnesses such as hepatitis C should be added to these notifications.


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