Personal and Professional Stories of A Working Human

JAMA Forum: The Anti-Prostitution “Loyalty Oath”

Please read this. This effects women’s health all over the world.


Can the US Congress require AIDS service organizations working abroad to pledge fidelity to the government’s opposition to prostitution and sex trafficking as a condition of receiving funding? The US Supreme Court recently announced that it will address this question in April, when it hears USAID v Alliance for Open Society International.

A decade ago, Congress passed the US Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003 (Leadership Act), funding the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Since then, the US government has committed $46 billion to PEPFAR, the United States’ commitment to fighting the global HIV/AIDS pandemic, an extraordinary effort that has helped save millions of lives.

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