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Why Are Women More Vulnerable To Hiv Aids

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Women More Vulnerable to HIV/AIDS Infection Than Men, Less Apt to Cope

Women are more biologically susceptible to HIV infection and are, especially in Africa, less able to cope with it due to cultural, social and economic factors, experts told the 14th International Conference on HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

International Community Should Address Conditions That Make Women Vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, Opinion Piece Says

Although "women face inequality with men" in "all too many places," they are "fast approaching equality" in terms of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, UNAIDS Executive Director Peter Piot writes in a Bangkok Post opinion piece. According to Piot, 59% of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women's Vulnerabilities Need to Be Addressed to Fight Indonesian Epidemics of HIV/AIDS, Injection Drug Use

Indonesia cannot "win the war" against the twin epidemics of HIV/AIDS and drug use, particularly injection drug use, without "taking into consideration women's vulnerability," Sudirman Nasir, a postgraduate student at the University of Melbourne ,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Women, you may be vulnerable after divorce!!!

Dear Doctor,I've just been reading letters and your advice in your forum. I too would like to add a word of warning, to a vulnerable section of society, if I may.After 30 odd years of marriage, I got divorced and for some years did not date....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thanks for taking the time to write in and share your story. As for why you were so unaware, I really have no way of knowing. HIV/AIDS is not new. In fact we've known about it for 28 years! Part of the blame certainly could be placed on our... Read more »

AIDS clocks: How many are women??

Hi, Dr. Bob, You are a total inspiration! Thank you for this forum which is incredibly helpful. I saw those live AIDS clocks on the CBS/TV's CBS CARES website and they do make a really strong statement. My question is, do you know what percent...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The epidemiology of the pandemic is changing. Women are biologically, socially and economically more vulnerable to HIV infection, especially in regions hardest hit by the epidemic. Globally, women are increasingly affected by HIV, and now make up... Read more »

HIV/AIDS among african american women

I'm doing a research paper on African American women who are or at risk of being infected with HIV/AIDS. I'm looking for any statistics related to the subject. Do you know of any information on this or could you direct me to a good...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
A good start for the statistics would be the CDC web site at Read more »

What about the discrimination against women with positive HIV/AIDS?

Dear Ms. Breuer,I have recently come across this grate site, and having read couple of messages with your answers I have decided to ask you to help me if possible. The point is that I want to write my Term Paper about "Avoidance of...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Dear Lela, There are indeed very good sites for information about discrimination against women with HIV. I suggest starting with a strong one and then following the links from that site. A good starting place is this (click on... Read more »
Connect With Others

Volunteer help needed for women living with HIV/AIDS start-up

Posted by blueagave10, 1 Reply
PowerSourceTucson is an empowerment program for women living with HIV/AIDS in Tucson, AZ. I am 64 yo woman diagnosed with HIV at age 58. No services targeted to women other than support group at local clinic and annual makeover day.

Do you have... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Resource Center for Women

Posted by bartleby
Contrary to the myth that HIV is a gay man's disease (it's definitely not), women make up a significant amount of the HIV community. In our HIV Resource Center for Women, you'll find personal stories, expert interviews, fact sheets, tips and advice,... Read more »

Would like to profile women w/HIV/AIDS for TV.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am working on a national television show called Lifetime Live. It is a news show for women: I would like to provide the opportunity to two women with AIDS to tell their stories: a young woman in her teens and an older professional woman. Please... Read more »

to Women/Men Living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by christina719, 2 Replies
Hi. My name is Christina. I am currently a senior in high school, interested in pursuing a career in film-making/directing. I am not living with HIV or AIDS, my mother is. She was diagnosed when i was just 11 years old, seven years later, she is... Read more »