If the Catholic Church wants to stem new HIV/AIDS infections in Africa, they must recognize that women and girls are more vulnerable to new infections than their male peers because the “liberation of women” has not yet been fully realized.
A standing-room-only panel at the Commission on the Status of Women examined the need to integrate gender analysis in local HIV/AIDS responses.
Yesterday the FDA approved the second-generation female condom, expanding the “prevention toolkit” and offering women a less expensive contraceptive and STI prevention option.
Schools across the country routinely fail to provide girls and young women with comprehensive sexuality education – the cornerstone to HIV awareness and prevention.
Many Americans think of HIV as a men’s disease — even though women comprise almost a third of HIV infections.
In New York state, and throughout America, rising HIV infection rates among women reflects a lack of comprehensive sex education teaching women how to stay healthy.
The only correct vote on the Colorado bill to mandate HIV testing for pregnant women was cast by an ignorant bigot for all the wrong reasons.
Last month at a New Delhi youth festival aimed at raising awareness for sexual health (dubbed Project 19), volunteers led onlookers in a game of female-condom-first-impressions. Combating the idea that safe sex can be unsexy, especially in the case of the female condom, they instead promote it as fun and pleasurable, and in some cases, as an “erotic accessory.”
In a good relationship that’s about to become sexual, the introduction of a condom can seem like the introduction of a lot of baggage: fear, disease, death.
Today, the Obama Administration announced the appointment of longtime HIV/AIDS health care advocate Jeff Crowley to head the long-vacant Office of National AIDS Policy.