Monday, January 12, 2009

Obama to keep conservative Global AIDS Coordinator  

Well, I was sincerely hoping that the Obama administration would tell Ambassador Mark Dybul to go away, but a high source has reported that he will remain in his position. Dybul is a strong supporter of abstinence-only education, and believes preaching "purity" until marriage is the best way to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS, despite mounting evidence to the contrary. He also perpetuated restrictions on organizations that help prevent the spread of AIDS amongst sex workers, and is associated with the failed policies of the President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief.

Yeah, women's rights advocates and those who work with HIV prevention are not happy that this is man who will continue to "fight" AIDS. They sent countless letters pleading for a change in leadership, but apparently they fell on deaf ears.

What next?

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