Women's eNews Examines How HIV/AIDS Advocates Aim to Raise Profile of, Improve Services for HIV-Positive Women
July 29, 2005
HIV/AIDS advocates are working to raise the profile of HIV/AIDS among women and improve the health care services available to HIV-positive women in the U.S., Women's eNews reports. The number of HIV/AIDS cases among U.S. women is increasing, and some experts say the medical industry is not meeting women's prevention, screening, diagnostic and treatment needs. Women HIV/AIDS advocates nationwide are launching awareness and education campaigns, creating community-based counseling services, lobbying for additional funding for microbicide research and working with HIV-positive women to control the spread of the disease, according to Women's eNews (Ginty, Women's eNews, 7/28).
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