Nearly a dozen speakers related their experiences with sexual assault and intimate partner violence and their relationship to HIV at the third Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit in Los Angeles.
"When my guard is down, it comes to me. It flashes across my mind, an uninvited assault the dark memory rushes in like a raid."
"All of the sudden, he wasn't really interested in sex," recalls Alleen King-Carter. "Even though I had educated him about how HIV undetectable = untransmittable, his counselors and parole officers said he was still endangering himself."
"With community events around the country happening from last week through the first week of November," PWN-USA writes, "our third annual Day of Action to End Violence Against Women Living with HIV is shaping up to be another success."
"Women living with HIV are likely to have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual assault, physical and emotional abuse and trauma at rates much higher than the general population in the U.S.," PWN-USA writes. "These different forms of violence...
"We wish to teach our children to stand up, to fight, to advocate for themselves," Angel S. writes on the Day of Action to End Violence Against Women Living With HIV. "Then the reality of what you're up against becomes very real."
"Virtually all HIV communications in the U.S. exaggerate that there is still a risk of transmission, leaving all of us with HIV vulnerable to stigma, harms and injustice," Bruce Richman writes. "The exaggerated risk and intersecting stigmas leave wom...
"As someone who is in a mixed-status relationship where treatment as prevention (TaSP) is our chosen form of protection, I felt it was important to participate in the Undetectable = Uninfectious project," Josh Middleton writes.