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AIDS Prevention Is More Than Condoms

When we talk about HIV, we don’t call it a sexually transmitted disease. That’s not an obscure technicality – it’s because HIV is spread through blood as often as it is through sex – specifically via shared needles.

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Hillary Clinton to Lead U.S. Delegation to NPT Review Conference Next Week

The State Department just announced that the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will lead the United States delegation to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference at the UN next week. In UN terms, this means the United States will be represented at the "ministerial level," which is a reflection of the importance to which a country places a particular meeting.  (The only higher level is "head of state.") In U.S.

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Eight Former Secretaries of State Urge Congress to Pass Obama’s Foreign Affairs Budget

Eight former Secretaries of State serving both Democratic and Republican presidents signed a letter to members of congress today urging them to support President Obama's international affairs budget request.  Last week the Senate Budget Committee proposed stripping $4 billion from the budget.  Every living former Secretary of State apparently believes that is a wrong-headed move. 

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Members of U.S. Congress Circulate Anti-ICC Letter

Members of the U.S. Congress are circulating a "Dear Colleague" letter to oppose the Obama administration's decision to participate in a conference of the International Criminal Court. Next month, an American delegation will attend the International Criminal Court's first "Review Conference" in Kampala, Uganda. At the meeting, countries that have ratified the treaty that created the ICC -- called the Rome Statute --  will decide whether or not to make certain amendments to it.