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Women and HIV/AIDS: Not Just a Man's Issue Anymore The Basics

Women and HIV/AIDS: Not Just a Man's Issue Anymore

For a long time, HIV was believed to be a white, gay man's disease, with women accounting for a mere 7 percent of new HIV diagnoses in 1985. HIV is now a serious issue for women. Women account for almost 30 percent of new diagnoses, and HIV is the number one killer of African-American women ages 25-34. Let's make sure that HIV among women is a topic that gets the seriousness it's due.

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The Women of Visual AIDS: A Gallery of Art by HIV-Positive Women


Spotlight Series: Pregnancy & HIV/AIDS




HIV & Me: A Woman's Guide to Living With HIV


A Timeline of Women Living With HIV: A Small but Growing Chorus in the 1980s

A Timeline of Women Living With HIV: A Small but Growing Chorus in the 1980s

From Sandra Ford, a drug technician who published the first reports of AIDS, to Elizabeth Glaser, a pioneer of HIV/AIDS activism, women played crucial roles -- though they were often also devastatingly mistreated -- during the early years of the HIV pandemic. Check out all three parts of this timeline, each one a snapshot of an era in HIV/AIDS history.


Cecilia Chung

This Positive Life: Cecilia Chung on Violence, Gender, Prisons, Family and Healing (Video)

It was 1993 when Cecilia Chung was diagnosed with HIV while living in San Francisco. Born Catholic, she thought she was being punished for coming out as transgender. "You transitioned," she remembers thinking. "This is God's way of telling you he doesn't approve."


woman receiving pills

Who's Looking Into PrEP for Women?

Much of the recent buzz about pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP -- HIV meds an HIV-negative person can take to prevent HIV -- has focused on gay men. So, what is going on in the realm of PrEP for women? Valery Hughes, longtime HIV/AIDS nurse practitioner, has some answers -- and she's helping to run a PrEP study just for women that's enrolling now.


Personal Profiles

Marcia Dorsey

This Positive Life: Marcia Finds Permanent Self-Love in a Temporary World

Marcia Dorsey got a good education and a good job; never drank or did drugs; and stayed in one monogamous relationship for many years. After being diagnosed with HIV, she first asked herself, "Why me?" But after educating herself about the virus, she began to say, "Well, why not me?"

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Expert Interviews

Monique Howard

Monique Howard

Women, we're nurturers by nature. And so when we're sick we put it on the back burner to take care of other people. We were infected with HIV, but we were taking care of our loved ones, and the majority of them are males who were infected," says Monique Howard, Executive Director of New Jersey Women and AIDS Network.

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Newsroom

PWN-USA Applauds Federal Progress Addressing the Intersections of Violence Against Women, HIV and Trauma
Moving Forward the National Agenda for Women Living With HIV: A Blog Entry by Rusti Miller-Hill
Advocates Urge U. S. to Fund Study to Scrutinize Hormonal Birth Control in Women's Risk of HIV Infection
Checking Back in After My Long Hospitalizations: A Blog Entry by Lynda Arnold
The Miracles That Come After an HIV Diagnosis

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