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Tag Archives: women and HIV

What HIV stigma feels like. And, what it’s like to be free.

What HIV stigma feels like. And, what it’s like to be free.

, by Emily Newman

It took years for Esther Kim to come to terms with her HIV status. Now, she’s no longer letting fear dictate how she lives her life. Read More

Two Women, Both with Stories Showing How Hard It Is for Women to Get PrEP

Two Women, Both with Stories Showing How Hard It Is for Women to Get PrEP

, by Emily Newman

Many women in the U.S. at risk for HIV may not know about PrEP—and even if they do, it’s still not easy to get it prescribed in many places. Read More

Hormonal birth control can intensify genital injury during sex, increasing HIV risk

Hormonal birth control can intensify genital injury during sex, increasing HIV risk

, by Emily Newman

Genital and anal injury during sex happens more often in women on hormonal birth control—highlighting the need for a combined HIV prevention/contraception product. Read More

Why Aren’t More Women Taking PrEP?

Why Aren’t More Women Taking PrEP?

, by Emily Newman

Many conversations about PrEP focus on gay men—but women at risk for HIV can benefit from PrEP too. Research finds that although few women know about PrEP, those who do are interested. Read More

Take Heart: Women with HIV & Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Take Heart: Women with HIV & Cardiovascular Disease Risk

, by Emily Newman

Women with HIV may have higher risk of heart problems, but traditional risk factors may have a larger impact. Read More