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  • HIV-Positive Women in Uganda Are Being Sterilized Against Their Will

    A 2013 report by the National Forum of People Living with HIV/AIDS Networks in Uganda (NAFOPHANU) found that at least 11 percent of women living with HIV/AIDS were forcibly sterilized. A 2015 report focusing on such coercion from Uganda-based NGO International Community of Women Living with HIV Eastern Africa (ICWEA) revealed that forced sterilization and coercion — which includes women being given money and misinformation or being intimidated by a health worker — continues in the country.

    03 May 2016 | ThinkProgress
  • Sub-Saharan women using modern contraceptives more likely to be HIV tested

    Women in sub-Saharan Africa who use modern contraceptives are more likely to be tested for HIV than those who do not, according to a study published April 25, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Katherine Center from the University of Arizona and colleagues.

    27 April 2016 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • Study finds online HIV prevention resources face resistance from black female college students

    New research from North Carolina State University and Pennsylvania State University finds that black female college students were often unlikely to use online resources related to HIV prevention, due to the stigma associated with the disease and concerns that their social network would learn they were accessing HIV-related materials.

    25 April 2016 | Medical Xpress
  • 'Female' Condoms Cost Too Much: A Call for HIV Prevention Equality for Receptive Sex Partners

    What if female condoms cost the same as male condoms? The FC2 (the only female condom brand currently available in the U.S.) typically costs between $2 to $3.50 each, three to four times that of a typical male condom selling commercially for less than $1.

    13 April 2016 | The Body
  • NHS England Decision on PrEP: A Bitter Pill for Women to Swallow

    NHS England's suggested £2 million PrEP programme is only for gay men, excluding any access for women, including trans women. This is part of a sustained pattern - women living with and at risk of acquiring HIV are invisible, marginalised and often ignored.

    08 April 2016 | Huffington Post
  • An important step toward increasing global access to next-generation female condom

    Woman’s Condom achieves WHO/UNFPA prequalification: The Woman’s Condom, a new female condom designed to be easy to use and more acceptable to women and their partners, has been prequalified by the World Health Organization (WHO)/United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The approval marks a critical step forward in expanding options for female-initiated dual protection from pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV.

    09 March 2016 | PATH
  • A ‘formula for success’ to support mothers living with HIV

    When condoms and syringes are given out for free why is formula milk not? On International Women’s Day we want to take the opportunity to highlight this unmet need.

    08 March 2016 | NAT
  • Women need more of the HIV drug Truvada than men to prevent infection

    Women need daily doses of the antiviral medication Truvada to prevent HIV infection while men only need two doses per week due to the way the drug accumulates in different body tissues, according to a new study from pharmacy researchers the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    04 March 2016 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
  • Vaginal ring for HIV prevention: a few details would have elevated good coverage to great

    Analysis of BuzzFeed's coverage of vaginal ring studies.

    01 March 2016 | Health News Review
  • Why a new vaginal ring could be a game-changer in HIV prevention

    This is the first time two phase-three clinical trials have confirmed statistically significant efficacy for a microbicide to prevent HIV. The dapivirine ring was designed to offer potentially long-acting protection against HIV through slow, continuous delivery of dapivirine into the vaginal tissues over the course of four weeks. But there are still several more steps that need to be followed before the ring becomes available to women.

    01 March 2016 | The Conversation
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