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If Sandra Flukeā€™s a “Slut,” What Am I? HIV and (Institutional) Violence Against Women

Violence against women is linked to acquiring HIV and other poor health outcomes.

As a woman living with HIV and working with HIV-positive women throughout the U.S., I know all too well what character assassinations, funding restrictions, and the overall environment can do to women.

 

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Psycho-what? Services for Women Are Disappearing

In a disturbing trend, women-centered HIV services are being quietly defunded. This means HIV-postive women have fewer places to go for peer support, mental health and other critical services.

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Facing the Real Threats: Achieving a Meaningful National HIV/AIDS Strategy for Women

Although HIV is considered a chronic manageable condition in the U.S., AIDS-related illnesses continue to be the leading cause of death among African-American women aged 25 to 34 years old.

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Why Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Matters: Voice of Positive Women

Many Americans think of HIV as a men’s disease — even though women comprise almost a third of HIV infections.

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