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.
On Treatment and Uninfectious, Women With HIV Still Shamed by Misinformed Providers, Public
Alicia Diggs became celibate shortly after learning she had an undetectable viral load. She knows her risk of HIV transmission is negligible. But the ignorance and stigma she faces makes it not worth it. She's not alone.
Celebrating HIV Prevention Choices for Women and Receptive Sex Partners of All Genders
All of us deserve to have pleasurable, consensual, safe, satisfying sex shaped only by our imaginations, says Anna Forbes, as she celebrates the growing range of HIV prevention options.
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.