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  • Bacterial vaginosis

    Women may get bacterial vaginosis when the balance of normal bacteria in their vagina becomes disrupted.It is common and various activities seem to increase the...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • Contraception

    Your choice of contraception will depend on your situation and preferences.There are possible interactions between some hormonal contraceptives and some anti-HIV drugs. Your HIV treatment needs to be...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • Bone problems and HIV

    When your bones are thinner, a trip or fall can result in a broken bone. Exercise and other lifestyle changes are good for your bones. People aged 50+ and...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • Menopause and HIV

    The menopause is a natural part of each woman’s ageing process. Knowing what symptoms to expect during the menopause can help you deal with the experience. Hormone replacement therapy...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • Health monitoring during pregnancy

    If a woman has HIV, it is possible for it to be passed on to her baby during pregnancy or delivery, or through breastfeeding. For this reason,...

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • HIV and having a baby

    Women living with HIV can give birth without passing on HIV to the baby.Your options for conception will depend on your health and your partner’s...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • Having a baby

    Lots of people with HIV have had babies without passing on the infection. To do so, you need some help from your doctor.If you are...

    From: The basics

    Information level Level 1
  • HIV & women

    The booklet is for women living with HIV. It includes information on wellbeing, HIV treatment, sexual health, contraception and pregnancy....

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • HIV treatment, pregnancy and contraception

    When HIV treatment is used during pregnancy, it protects your health as well as playing an important role in preventing HIV being passed on from you to...

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • HIV & Pregnancy

    Personalised information about having a baby. (Smartphone version available.)...

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  • Pregnancy

    Since 1999 it has been routine for pregnant women in the UK to be offered an HIV test. The test was introduced in recognition of...

    From: HIV transmission & testing

    Information level Level 4
  • Cervical cancer

    Cervical cancer is caused by certain strains of human papillomavirus (HPV).Cervical screening tests for changes in cells that can lead to cervical cancer.Treatment for cell...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • Women's health issues

    Globally, HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among women aged 15 to 49 years. A majority of women acquire HIV as a result of unprotected...

    From: HIV treatments directory

    Information level Level 4
  • Mother-to-child transmission

    HIV can pass from an HIV-positive mother to her child:During pregnancy – the foetus is infected by HIV crossing the placenta.During childbirth – the...

    From: HIV transmission & testing

    Information level Level 4

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  • US: Trump Policy Harming Kenya, Uganda Health Services

    Early effects of United States restrictions to global health aid include cuts to essential health services in Kenya and Uganda, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that was released today. The changes have resulted in a loss of training and equipment from nongovernmental groups for government health clinics, and widespread confusion about implementation. Human Rights Watch sent its findings in advance of a six-month review by the State Department of these funding restrictions.

    06 November 2017 | Human Rights Watch Health
  • ART reduces HPV, cervical cancer in women with HIV

    Women with HIV on ART had a lower prevalence of high-risk HPV infection, high-grade cervical lesions and invasive cervical cancer than women who were not receiving ART, according to results of a recent meta-analysis.

    06 November 2017 | Healio
  • Helping Women Understand Their True HIV Risk

    To know a woman's real risk for HIV, you have to know more than her sexual behavior and history of sexually transmitted infections. You also have to know about her partner and the background HIV prevalence where she lives, an expert said at the 16th European AIDS Conference.

    30 October 2017 | Medscape (requires free registration)
  • US: Most women diagnosed with HIV not linked to care

    More than half of women surveyed in the United States and its territories who tested positive for HIV in 2015 had received a diagnosis in the past; however, most were not linked to care, according to a recent MMWR.

    23 October 2017 | Healio
  • Let's Advance the Conversation Among Black Women on HIV and PrEP

    Care providers often make assumptions about black women, such as that if they have been long married, they are not at risk for HIV, regardless of their or their spouse's sexual or drug-using history or current practices. Yet, with proper education, health educators and providers can set their own personal biases and blind spots aside to deliver potentially lifesaving information and options to this high-risk but underserved population.

    05 October 2017 | The Body Pro
  • Why are straight black women in Philly at high risk of HIV? Map offers clues

    It’s probably not behavior: Studies indicate that African American women have fewer sexual partners and are more likely to use condoms than white women from similar economic backgrounds. And they are not members of the highest-risk demographic: gay and bisexual men.

    04 October 2017 | Philly.com
  • Who Are Heterosexual Women Acquiring HIV From? Are Heterosexual Women's Partners A Hidden Population?

    We need to dare to address the unspoken dynamic of how women acquire HIV. In safe, informal settings with women, they often explain how they contracted the virus from their husband and or long term partner. Women explain how they did not know at the time or until much later that their partners had been bisexual or gay. Women do not readily discuss this dynamic and often there is silence in public spaces

    26 September 2017 | Positive Lite
  • HPV researchers, Planned Parenthood win prestigious Lasker medical awards

    The Lasker Awards, among the most prestigious in medicine, will go to two National Cancer Institute researchers whose work led to the development of vaccines that prevent cervical cancer, and to Planned Parenthood for providing “essential health services and reproductive care” to millions of women, the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation said Wednesday.

    06 September 2017 | Washington Post
  • PrEPster joins call for PrEP for women

    PrEPster today joined with other leading PrEP advocate organisations in calling for PrEP for women in the UK.

    22 August 2017 | Prepster
  • Why Do Women With HIV Have a Higher Heart Attack Risk Than Men?

    Research findings point to how far we still have to go to understand—and intervene in—the cardiovascular risk in women living with HIV.

    22 August 2017 | Medscape (requires free registration)
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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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