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Women Have High Syphilis Rates, Too

For women in the general population, the incidence of syphilis is at a 20-year high. But for women with HIV — particularly those who inject drugs — the incidence is 330% higher than that, data from a long-term study show. The biggest indicators of syphilis in women are hepatitis C infection and injection drug use. This means that providers should tailor syphilis screening to women with indicators of injection drug use, particularly in regions of the country hardest hit by injection drug epidemics.

Published
11 March 2019
From
Medscape (requires free registration)
People stay on PrEP for 14 months on average in the US, study finds

Whether HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is effective depends on whether people take it appropriately, at the times when they are at risk of HIV. But we know

Published
10 March 2019
By
Gus Cairns
Women with HIV may have higher breast cancer mortality

HIV-positive women with breast cancer appear to have decreased survival compared with HIV-negative women, according to a cohort study from Botswana presented yesterday at the Conference on

Published
06 March 2019
By
Liz Highleyman
Study to investigate how sexual trauma increases HIV susceptibility in women

Novel study to investigate how sexual trauma increases HIV susceptibility in women.

Published
05 March 2019
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Why are black and minority ethnic girls less likely to get the HPV jab? (Video)

The HPV - or Human Papilloma Virus - vaccine is available to year 8 and 9 schoolgirls across Britain. But not all of them get the jab. Girls from black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are less likely to receive the vaccine in school than their white counterparts.

Published
04 March 2019
From
BBC
From despair to hope: Journey of a young woman born infected with HIV

Masedi Kewamodino was just ten years old when she found out she was infected with HIV: “I had been on treatment for some time and I kept on questioning why I was on medication. My aunt then took me to the clinic and a counsellor broke the news to me.” Like many of her peers in Botswana, Masedi, now 23, was born HIV positive. Ms. Kewamodimo was part of a group of young people consulted during the development of Botswana’s National HIV Packages for young people.

Published
04 March 2019
From
UNFPA
Stories of African-American women aging with HIV: 'My life wasn’t what I hoped it to be'

African-American women aging with HIV often have histories of abuse and trauma, in addition to other medical conditions. Here, a few share their stories.

Published
24 February 2019
From
The Conversation
REACH trial comparing vaginal ring to PrEP for HIV prevention begins

The NIH announced the start of a clinical trial that will explore the preference among adolescent girls and young women between pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, and a vaginal ring for HIV prevention.

Published
24 February 2019
From
Healio
African-American women with HIV often overlooked, under-supported

More people than ever are living with HIV, but people may overlook the fact that many of these long-term survivors are African-American women.

Published
24 February 2019
From
The Conversation
Eradicating HIV in Black Communities Requires Systemic Change

If left unacknowledged, persistent racial and gender disparities in HIV transmission and treatment will continue to thwart any effort to curtail the pandemic.

Published
16 February 2019
From
Rewire.News

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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