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In China, Public Talk of Sex Is Rare. Could a ‘Pleasure Community’ Change That?

In a room with soft lighting, decorated with fuzzy blankets and turquoise balloons, a group of 30 or so strangers gathered on a recent afternoon in Beijing to discuss a subject that is largely taboo in China: how to satisfy a woman sexually.

Published
03 June 2019
From
New York Times
Special Report: As Trump rewrites health rules, Pence sees conservative agenda born again

In a sweeping social policy shift, the Trump administration is seeking to remake health rules at home and abroad for women, gay and transgender people, restricting access to abortion, curtailing support for contraception and narrowing the scope of civil rights in healthcare.

Published
02 June 2019
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Reuters
Half of H.I.V. Patients Are Women. Most Research Subjects Are Men.

Trials of vaccines and treatments have not included enough female participants. Now that scientists are exploring possible cures, the need to enroll women is greater than ever.

Published
31 May 2019
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New York Times
Many Women on HIV Treatment Are at Risk of Developing a Detectable Viral Load

An ongoing study finds that considerable challenges in such women’s lives may compromise their adherence to antiretrovirals.

Published
22 May 2019
From
Poz
Black women in the USA continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV, but there’s evidence that the gap may be slowly starting to close

New analysis from the US CDC quantifies the number of new HIV infections that might have been prevented in the absence of racial disparities, indicating how the effects of race on HIV infection may be changing

Published
10 May 2019
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AVERT
Damaged in Scandal, Head of U.N. AIDS Agency Resigns Suddenly

The head of the United Nations agency created to eradicate the AIDS crisis resigned “with immediate effect” on Wednesday, five months after his leadership was impugned in a damning report about workplace sexual harassment and bullying.

Published
09 May 2019
From
New York Times
Subclinical findings may explain heart failure risk in women with HIV

Asymptomatic aging women with HIV who are being treated with ART exhibited increased myocardial fibrosis and reduced diastolic function compared with women who are not infected with HIV, according to a study results.

Published
07 May 2019
From
Healio
Barriers to sexual and reproductive health and rights among women living with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean

Studies have revealed that women living with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean are at a greater risk of harm. Misinformation around their contraceptive options and sexual and reproductive health rights has resulted in high levels of unwanted sterilization and abortion in the region.

Published
26 April 2019
From
AVERT
The Listening Project: I’ll Speak About it All Day Long (sound file)

Two 17-year-old girls infected with HIV as babies discuss their common experience in the BBC's Listening Project, a sound archive of our modern times.

Published
25 April 2019
From
BBC
Game Changers in HIV: Judith Currier

Meet Judith Currier, M.D., a physician-researcher who paved the way for better treatment options for women living with HIV.

Published
17 April 2019
From
The Body Pro
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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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