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AIDS, Engl. law. Formerly they were certain sums of money granted by the tenant to his lord in times of difficulty and distress, but, as usual in such cases, what was received as a gratuity by the rich and powerful from the weak and poor, was soon claimed as a matter of right; and aids became a species of tax to be paid by the tenant to his lord, in these cases: 1. To ransom the lord's person, when taken prisoner; 2. To make the lord's eldest son a knight; 3. To marry the lord's eldest daughter, by giving her a suitable portion. The first of these remained uncertain; the other two were fixed by act of parliament at twenty shillings each being the supposed twentieth part of a knight's fee, 2 Bl. Com. 64.

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Once people were in attendance, AIDS prevention messages could be softly pushed.
We are worried because despite the increase in AIDS patients, people have low concern for it,'' said Tadao Shimao, director general of the Japanese Foundation for AIDS Prevention.
Despite these limitations, the findings of this evaluation suggest that brief school-based HIV/ AIDS prevention interventions can increase grade 9 students' knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention.
Though his name has become synonymous with condoms and AIDS prevention, Mechai also has his fingers in many other pies.
However, there is evidence that low risk behaviors can be adopted to replace high risk behaviors after exposure to AIDS prevention (Carmen & Brady, 1990; Kelly, St.
Enrique Bossio, who has worked on AIDS prevention programs since the mid-1980s, said, "The reasons that some doctors use to reject condoms are not scientific, but based on prejudice.
Funds raised through donations go to Steppin' Out Detroit, Midwest AIDS Prevention Project, and Wonderful Animals Giving Support (WAGS).
Indigenous activists and people living with HIV/AIDS from Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and the United States ended a conference in Toronto in August with a call for more "culturally-based" AIDS prevention, treatment and education as well as more access to AIDS clinics for aboriginal people living on reserves.
Hindsight: "Those in AIDS prevention can get sidetracked into a fury over barebacking even though they know that most men aren't barebackers making a conscious choice but get blindsided by desire into doing something in the moment," said Sex Panic
amfAR is one of the world's leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of HIV/ AIDS research, AIDS prevention, treatment education, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy.
Total public and private global spending on AIDS prevention, treatment, and care is now about $4.
The national AIDS prevention campaign (STOP AIDS) set up a portal which would offer basic information and promote other sites by referring visitors to them if they needed more in-depth information or personal advice.

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