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I Helped Put Together a Musical Revue Starring Women With HIV. Here's What We Learned.

The cast of 'Positive Dreams,' a stage performance by women living with HIV, taught each other the power of coming together despite vastly different backgrounds.

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Personal Stories

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.

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News Analysis

Newest Abortion Restrictions May Affect HIV Screening and Care

Creating stigma for abortions may have a chilling effect on those seeking any sexual health care.

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Interviews

Meet 11 Women Leading the U.S. Fight Against HIV in 2019

Meeting at Iris House's 14th Annual Women's Summit in New York City, they had plenty to say about their personal journeys, how far we've come toward ending the epidemic, and how far we have to go -- especially among women.

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Personal Stories

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.

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Personal Stories

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.

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News

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.

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News

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.

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Sexual Abuse & Trauma

R. Kelly, Sexual Predators, and HIV in a Society Where Black Girls Don't Matter

The Lifetime documentary 'Surviving R. Kelly' has helped highlight how sexual assault impacts young black girls and teens. Evany Turk explains how ending rape culture is essential to ending the HIV epidemic.

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Can I Breastfeed While Living With HIV? An Overview of Infant Feeding Options

For those who may want to explore breastfeeding as an option, the information available to mothers living with HIV can be confusing.