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Pre-exposure Prophylaxis, also known as PrEP, is when people take medicine to lower their risk of getting HIV. HIV works by hijacking healthy immune system cells and using them to produce more of the virus. PrEP prevents the virus from taking hold and starting that process.
Is Depo-Provera safe? According to the WHO, the answer just changed from “Absolutely!” to “Well, for most people, but not for all.” This is because studies have found a small but statistically significant correlation between using Depo-Provera and contracting HIV.
For 12 years, March 10 has been observed as National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD). The CDC estimates that over 280,000 women are living with HIV and of those women, 11% don’t know they are infected.
The National Women’s Health Network is proud to stand with the Positive Women’s Network USA (PWN-USA) on its second annual National Day of Action to End Violence Against Women Living with HIV.
Did you know that there are over a quarter of a million women and girls living with HIV in the U.S.? Low income women of color – African Americans and Latinas living in the South in particular – have disproportionately borne the brunt of the domestic HIV epidemic due to social, political and economic factors.
Around the world, women’s health and lives are at risk every day because there are too few options for STI protection. But there is research going on right now to develop products, known as microbicides, that would give women the power to protect themselves from sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV/AIDS.
Did you know that half of all sexually active individuals in the United States would get an STD by the time they’re 25? Sounds viral, right? This statistic sounds outrageous, but in today’s society where many young people view sex as casual, it’s not hard to believe.