Side Effects & Complications, Women and HIV

PrEP and pregnancy: Know the risks and side effects

The question of PrEP and pregnancy is a bit of a tangle. PrEP, or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, is a medicine HIV-negative people can take to reduce their odds of becoming infected with HIV by up to […]

Protecting my Partner, Safer Sex, Women and HIV

Internal condoms: Why condoms aren’t just for tops anymore

An internal condom is designed specifically for use by the receptive partner. It can be used in the vagina or anus. It provides another option for preventing pregnancy and protecting against sexually transmitted diseases. Internal […]

HIV Events, Women and HIV

National Women’s And Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness March 10

National Women’s and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is coming up on March 10.  This is a great chance to remind people that HIV is not a “guy disease” or a “gay disease.” Around the world, […]

Women and HIV

I’ve just been diagnosed with HIV…and I’m pregnant

You can’t help worrying: What’s going to happen to my baby now that I have HIV? OK, so “pregnant with HIV” sounds like the worst thing in the world the first time you hear it. […]

Women and HIV

How HIV affects straight women

HIV In Women HIV is not a “gay” disease or a “guy” disease. HIV will infect anybody — all it needs is a way into the bloodstream. When you see statistics about HIV in women, […]

Women and HIV

How HIV affects the ladies: Protect yourself

People who think HIV is a disease of gay men probably haven’t seen the facts on how many straight women are infected. More than 20 women become infected with HIV every day in the United […]