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Why Are Women More Vulnerable To Hiv Aids

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay men. However, as the years passed, women have emerged asanother group hard hit by the AIDS epidemic. Even though more men than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27...
Ask the Experts

Is anal sex ok with a woman that has HIV/AIDS

I am interested in a woman who has HIV/AIDS. She wants to have anal sex not vaginal sex and that is fine with me. Her disease is not active or full blown. Is it all right to have anal sex with her if we take it slow and easy and use lots of K-Y...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello, Let me clarify a few points for you:1.There is no such thing as an HIV infection that is "not active."2.We don't use the term "full blown AIDS," because there is no such thing as "partially blown Read more »

HIV on Pregnant women

What are the effects of HIV AIDS on pregnant women.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV/AIDS untreated is a direct health threat to a pregnant women as well as puts the baby at risk for acquiring HIV infection so treatment 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 resource?
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 www.cdc.gov 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 discrimination...
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 Website--TheBody.com Read more »
Articles
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,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...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 Infections in Africa in Abuja, Nigeria. "Nearly 60 percent of infections at the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Organizations Hold Conference to Discuss HIV/AIDS-Related Issues Among Women in Pakistan

...Nations Development Fund for Women and the United Nations Population Fund on Monday launched a two-day workshop to discuss HIV/AIDS-related issues among women in the country, the Daily Times reports. According to workshop participants,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Jakarta Post Examines Challenges Faced by Women Living With HIV/AIDS in Indonesia

... "Women are not only more vulnerable to HIV/AIDS infection, they also face greater risks of violence and discrimination when they become infected by the deadly virus," the Read more »
Connect With Others

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

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...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 e-mail me with your... Read more »

Looking For Young HIV+ Woman for Educational Video

Posted by Anonymous
...producers of educational media, is looking for a young HIV+ woman to talk with teenagers as part of roundtable discussion for an HIV/AIDS Video. Please feel free to contact the producer at JGYOUNG@HRMVIDEO.COM. Compensations is provided for... Read more »

Looking For Young HIV+ Woman for Educational Video

Posted by Anonymous
...producers of educational media, is looking for a young HIV+ woman to talk with teenagers as part of roundtable discussion for an HIV/AIDS Video. Please feel free to contact the producer at JGYOUNG@HRMVIDEO.COM. Compensation is provided for... Read more »

Living with HIV as a Young Woman

Posted by asya
...I just read an article on SavvyMiss.com about a 23-year-old woman living with HIV and her struggle with the disease. I can't believe she has to go through this at such a young age, but she is making a huge difference Read more »