Promising results of a new study released this week at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria, suggest an effective HIV prevention method for women may be ready for marketing in a few years.
Less than a half a cent of every international development dollar is directed towards girls. But we can change that – with skills, knowledge, self-esteem and personal security, a girl can be a change-agent for herself and her community.
Under New York State law, carrying condoms is admissible as evidence of prostitution in a legal case. This means practicing safer sex is one more thing that can lead a sex worker to get arrested.
During the intense healthcare reform debate President Obama occasionally mentioned HIV infections and AIDS-related illnesses as among those pre-existing conditions that could no longer be used by health insurance companies to automatically exclude consumers from health insurance coverage. Yet the broader scope and crisis of the HIV and AIDS epidemic in America failed to garner much attention.
HIV testing is understood to be a cornerstone in effective HIV prevention policy. Yet too many women are not tested because they or their healthcare provider do not perceive that they are “at risk,” says the HIV Law Project.
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.
The District of Columbia will begin distributing free female condoms in an effort to reduce HIV infections. The new program will make 500,000 female condoms available in beauty salons, convenience stores and high schools in parts of the city with high HIV rates. DC is the first city in the nation to make female condoms available for free.
Two female rock icons join together to fight the rise in HIV infections among women and girls worldwide.
In the United States, women living with HIV are often considered incapable or unworthy of having children, and if pregnant, unable to make appropriate medical decisions during pregnancy.
The 2010 World Cup is headed to South Africa next year. As hundreds of thousands of visitors are set to pour into the country with the largest number of HIV-positive people in the world, sex workers see this as a perfect time for the de-criminalization of their work.