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Personal Perspective: One Woman's Story

On August 27, 2001, I found out that I was HIV positive. I was surprised, hurt, confused, and angry, all at the same time.

A friend of mine who is a nurse told me that she had noticed visible lymph nodes behind my ears and on the back of my neck. Sh...

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HIV and Women Around the World

Worldwide, approximately as many women as men are living with HIV, but there are important differences between women and men in the underlying mechanisms of HIV infection and in its social and economic consequences. These stem from biology, sexual be...

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Viewpoints

Current HIV Prevention Policy: Initiatives That Affect Women

Increased attention to the HIV epidemic globally has encouraged HIV policy advocates to look at HIV prevention efforts among women in the U.S. and to explore how they can be improved.

This article will highlight three major prevention efforts that m...

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Immigrant Women With HIV

As if living with HIV, as a woman, weren't hard enough, numerous HIV-positive female immigrants -- documented or undocumented -- living in the United States face significant obstacles. Not only must HIV-positive immigrants contend with fears of depor...

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Older Women and HIV

About 18% of AIDS cases in the U.S. female population are said to be in women older than age 50, and numbers of cases are expected to increase as women of all ages survive longer due to improved drug therapy and other treatment advances.

In the la...

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Positive Pregnancy

Many HIV-positive women are reluctant to become pregnant because they fear they will pass the virus to their fetuses or that they will become too sick or disabled to care and provide for their children properly. But with counseling and guidance, alon...

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Microbicides: Where Are They Now?

One of the drawbacks of the condom is that its use may be controlled by the insertive partner -- so it can sometimes be difficult for the receptive partner to make sure that one is used. Even the female condom requires a partner's cooperation for pro...

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Serosorting Is a Terrible Idea of HIV-Negative People, HIV Educator Writes

"Are you clean?" I looked down at the guy who was asking me this. As opposed to what, I wondered. Dirty? Well, I did take a shower before I left the house. So, yeah, I was clean.

You see, I had been talking to this guy on a phone sex line (this was ...

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Personal Stories

Perspectiva Personal: VIH- ¿Tu También?

"¿Estas limpio?" Miré hacia abajo al tipo que me preguntó esto. ¿Contrario a qué?, me pregunté ... ¿sucio? Bueno, tomé una ducha antes de salir de casa. Así que si, estaba limpio.

Estuve hablando con este tipo en una línea telefónica de sexo por cas...

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Sobre el HIV

¿Reducción de Daño para el Sexo Anal Sin Protección?

Como muchos otros hombres gay, vine a la ciudad de Nueva York buscando un lugar en el que pudiese ser yo mismo y escapar de la represiva, conservadora y homofóbica sociedad de Chile, mi país natal, en donde no se puede hablar de sexo y punto. Lo que ...