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Women are Dying Younger Than Men From HIV in US

Women are Dying Younger Than Men From HIV in US

Although the gap is closing, women with HIV die from the disease at a younger age than men, data released Nov. 6 from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows. Between 1987 and 2013, the average age of death from HIV disease increased to 50.8 years for men, up from 37.9. Among women, the average age of death increased to 49.7 from 35.2. The disparity likely would be even more pronounced if transgender women had been counted as women among this data. Surveillance data for transgender women only are now are beginning to be collected uniformly by the CDC. Previously, transgender women, who are 49 times more likely to have HIV than the general population , generally were counted in the “men who have sex with
By: David Heitz

Women are Dying Younger Than Men From HIV in US

By: David Heitz
November 10th
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November 10th
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Women are Dying Younger Than Men From HIV in US

Aging with HIV: Is the Health Care System Ready?

Aging with HIV: Is the Health Care System Ready?

A new research analysis from St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto asks whether the health care system and government policy makers are ready to meet the complex medical and social needs of older people with HIV. The answer seems to be “not really.”

By: Pam Brick

Aging with HIV: Is the Health Care System Ready?

By: Pam Brick
February 17th
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February 17th
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Aging with HIV: Is the Health Care System Ready?

9 Myths About Women and HIV

9 Myths About Women and HIV

Women are often left out of the conversation when it comes to HIV, but that doesn't mean they aren't at-risk.

By: Jenny Block

9 Myths About Women and HIV

By: Jenny Block
February 11th
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February 11th
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9 Myths About Women and HIV

Birth Control Shot May Increase Woman's Risk of HIV

Birth Control Shot May Increase Woman's Risk of HIV

The researchers reported that women who used Depo were at a 40 percent higher risk of contracting HIV than woman who used a different form of birth control or no birth control at all.

 

By: Tyler Curry

Birth Control Shot May Increase Woman's Risk of HIV

By: Tyler Curry
January 11th
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January 11th
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Birth Control Shot May Increase Woman's Risk of HIV

HIV Stigma on the Subways of New York

HIV Stigma on the Subways of New York

"They stood in front of me (I was seated) and the male was pouring his heart out to his female friend. He was 27 and madly in love with his girlfriend, but he just found out she is HIV-positive and he didn't know what to do."

By: Patricia McNeill Shelton

HIV Stigma on the Subways of New York

By: Patricia McNeill Shelton
December 15th
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December 15th
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HIV Stigma on the Subways of New York

Women of Wisdom: A Support Group for HIV-Positive Women

Women of Wisdom: A Support Group for HIV-Positive Women

It is not that women aren't affected by HIV, they just aren't reached by the messaging and programming. The Women of Wisdom support group in Portland, Oregon is changing that. 

By: Jenny Block

Women of Wisdom: A Support Group for HIV-Positive Women

By: Jenny Block
December 1st
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December 1st
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Women of Wisdom: A Support Group for HIV-Positive Women

Sex and Dating When You're HIV-Positive

Sex and Dating When You're HIV-Positive

Jenny Block explores how safety, consent and communication relate to sex and HIV.    

By: Jenny Block

Sex and Dating When You're HIV-Positive

By: Jenny Block
November 3rd
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November 3rd
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Sex and Dating When You're HIV-Positive