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May 4, 2005

Brazil Spurns US Terms for AIDS Help

Via Blind Boy Grunt, Sarah Boseley and Suzanne Goldenberg of The Guardian report that Brazil rejected the USG's demand that Brazil agree to a declaration condemning prostitution in order to receive $40 million in AIDS funding.

Brazil, like most of the global public health community, believes in treating health crises without discriminating. Since Brazil is interested in protecting prostitutes and their clients from HIV and AIDS, it is refusing the USG's money.

I do not believe Brazil's decision makes a blanket statement in support of prostitution. Clearly, you could still be opposed to prostitution and work for the health of those affected by it. To me, this is similar to the idea of making condoms available in high schools. I hope high school students think long and hard before having sex, but recognize that some of them are going to continue to have sex regardless of what I want them to do.

Posted by cj at May 4, 2005 5:06 PM

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