We need to take an active approach as a society to end health disparities among Black women that are caused by racism.
Stereotypes, neglect, and lack of outreach are standing in the way of older Black women’s access to this prevention tool.
Black women are at greater risk for HIV, but many are not informed about PrEP as an option for HIV prevention.
PrEP in the form of injections, vaginal rings, or medicated anal douches can give people options that work with their sexual life and desires.
Meera Shah, M.D., M.P.H., hopes there will be an option for women to take home a year’s supply of injectable PrEP to administer themselves instead of relying on regular appointments.
“She just didn’t know how many people she touched, and helped, and made feel good.”
‘Fag Hags, Divas, and Moms: The Legacy of Straight Women in the AIDS Community’ was released on audiobook last month.
Meet the South African Nurse Living With HIV Who Inadvertently Sparked a Global Anti-Stigma Movement
Angela Motsusi created the hashtag #NormalizingHIVChallenge on a whim—and watched it catch fire in a matter of days.
Psychiatric illness, dyslipidemia, non-AIDS-defining cancer, and kidney, liver, and bone disease were all higher among women living with HIV than among HIV-negative women.
"I want queer people to know that they have their own inalienable wealth of spiritual knowledge that is valuable, powerful, and always available to them."