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In a Climate of Fear, HIV Services for Latinx Women Give Strength to Immigrant Communities

"If you educate yourself, you can protect yourself," says Thelma Garcia, the HIV service director of East Los Angeles Women's Center. "Helping different women in my community is the passion that keeps me going."

By Giuliani Alvarenga

From Rural New York, Rolake Odetoyinbo Fights for the Rights of Nigerian Women and Girls With HIV

For National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on March 10, we honor the work of Rolake Odetoyinbo, who fights for the human rights of women and girls, the LGBT community, and people with HIV in Nigeria.

By Sam Avrett

Exhibit in New York Unearths 1990s Activism by HIV-Positive Women in Prison

"Women are dying in here, and we need some advocacy and support," AIDS activist Joann Walker wrote from prison decades ago. 'Metanoia' features Walker, her contemporaries, and currently active women of color AIDS advocates.

By Tim Murphy

Positive Women's Network Launches Online Advocacy Tool for People Living With HIV

The U.S.'s largest network of women living with HIV ramps up its strategy to develop more grassroots leaders -- and invites you to take action.

By George Kevin Jordan

Insufficient Food Linked to Inflammation in HIV-Positive Women

Women who experienced food insecurity were more likely to have elevated levels of inflammation. Researchers suspect that food insecurity causes stress, and this stress in turn raises inflammation in HIV-positive women.

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Senator Mitch McConnell Confronted Over Kavanaugh Nomination by HIV Activist Naina Khanna at D.C. Airport

Watch PWN's executive director Naina Khanna, who was among hundreds of protesters demonstrating against confirmation of Trump's Supreme Court nominee in Washington, D.C., take on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

By Positive Women's Network of the United States of America (PWN-USA)

Newborn Syphilis Cases More Than Double in Four Years, Reaching 20-Year High

Cases of congenital syphilis more than doubled in the U.S. since 2013, outpacing overall increases in STDs nationwide.

By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Important HIV Cure Survey -- Calling All Women Living With HIV in the U.S. to Participate!

"Many HIV cure studies so far have only had men participating, and it is important that women let researchers know our thoughts and needs as well," Maria Mejia writes.

By Maria T. Mejia for The Well Project

Q&A on Dolutegravir Use in Women of Childbearing Age

Questions and answers on potential risk of neural tube defects in infants born to women who were taking dolutegravir (DTG) at the time of conception.

By World Health Organization

HIV Criminalization and Women

A common argument for HIV criminalization laws is that they protect women from partners who might be dishonest about their HIV status, but these laws do not promote honesty or heal violence in relationships.

By The Well Project