HIV/AIDS

The NWHN’s Statement on the Results of the Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV trial (ECHO)

By Cindy Pearson | Jun 14, 2019 | Comments Off on The NWHN’s Statement on the Results of the Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV trial (ECHO)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Evita Almassi, ealmassi@nwhn.org or (202) 682-6240

What is PrEP?

By NWHN Staff | Dec 12, 2018 | Comments Off on What is PrEP?

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.

Weighing Your Options: Depo-Provera and HIV Risk!

By Caila Brander | Mar 31, 2017 | Comments Off on Weighing Your Options: Depo-Provera and HIV Risk!

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.

The Best Defense is a Good Offense: Get Tested!

By Shaniqua Seth | Mar 9, 2017 | Comments Off on The Best Defense is a Good Offense: Get Tested!

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.

Help End Violence Against Women With HIV!

By NWHN Staff | Oct 23, 2015 | Comments Off on Help End Violence Against Women With HIV!

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.

Standing Up for Women Living with HIV in the U.S.

By Cindy Pearson | Aug 13, 2015 | Comments Off on Standing Up for Women Living with HIV in the U.S.

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.

Microbicides

By NWHN Staff | Aug 7, 2015 | Comments Off on Microbicides

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.

Access to Health Care for Women Living with HIV: A Reproductive Justice Issue

By NWHN Staff | May 24, 2015 | Comments Off on Access to Health Care for Women Living with HIV: A Reproductive Justice Issue

We believe that HIV services should be integrated into all comprehensive women’s health care efforts. Yet, our review finds that women living with HIV have been overlooked during the course of ACA implementation.

Spread the Word, Not the Virus!

By NWHN Staff | Apr 9, 2015 | Comments Off on Spread the Word, Not the Virus!

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.

PrEP-ception: Using PrEP to Reduce HIV Transmission Risk During Conception

By NWHN Staff | May 1, 2014 | Comments Off on PrEP-ception: Using PrEP to Reduce HIV Transmission Risk During Conception

We don’t have a cure for AIDS yet, but, in 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved daily use of Truvada (an anti-retroviral drug combination containing tenofovir and emtricitabine) for “Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)” to reduce the risk of HIV transmission during sexual intercourse.