If you are a Black woman, and your doctor doesn’t mention incorporating HIV prevention into your care, these questions may help guide the conversation.
The collective harms of racism within mass incarceration contribute greatly to disproportionate HIV prevalence and outcomes within Black communities.
Despite Black women’s increased risk for HIV in the U.S., they are not being told about medication to prevent it.
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.
“They’re not treating you like a human being or someone who has a son and loved ones, careers, and dreams. You’re just a Black statistic to them. And that is so painful.”
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Beyond the big-picture improvements, a closer look at the data reveals stark racial and geographic disparities in HIV incidence and prevalence.
‘PrEP for Women Too’ Campaign Aims to Bring This Empowering HIV Prevention Tool to More Black and Latinx Women
Despite PrEP being safe to take for people of all genders, there’s still a lag in uptake among cisgender women.
HIV infection rates among Black women in the U.S. have fallen sharply over the past decade, but look closer and the numbers still paint a troubling story.
Open conversations between care providers and Black women are vitally important in order to empower women with information about HIV and how to protect their health.
Black Women in Atlanta Need More PrEP Access. Researchers and Advocates Are Working to Make This a Reality.
While most pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) campaigns focus on gay and bisexual men, Fulton County Board of Health officials and advocates look for solutions to get PrEP to black women.
With black women at far greater risk for HIV than women of any other race or ethnicity, health organizations should think more creatively about how to bring them HIV and PrEP information.