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JAMA Forum: The Anti-Prostitution “Loyalty Oath”

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

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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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