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Accessing a Safe, Legal Abortion in the South Felt Like A Perilous Journey. It Shouldn't.

Through The Afiya Center, an organization run by black women in Texas, this anonymous writer was finally able to get the abortion she needed.

The Benefits of Living with HIV Img

The Benefits of Living with HIV

"There is a lot of negativity and heaviness when talking about HIV," writes an anonymous guest blogger. "I want to provide a different side of the dialogue around the epidemic and talk about the benefits of living with HIV. ... As crazy as this may s...

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"Confidential" (Ms) Information

My mind wanders back in time. Eight years ago, I received a letter from the Red Cross; "You need to contact our office and make an appointment. The blood you donated revealed something that could have a significant impact on your health."

Fear and c...