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Would an HIV-positive Woman Get Charged if She Was Raped? McMaster Prof Asks

There is a question that Saara Greene says comes up early when she speaks with HIV-positive women: "Would I get charged if I was raped?" Greene, an associate professor of social work at McMaster University in Hamilton, said she and her team of community-based researchers hear this often during workshops with women about the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure. Read the full article online here...


Women with HIV Take Fight Against Forced Sterilization to Court

Reports of HIV-positive women who have been coerced, forced or tricked into being sterilized reveal how widespread this practice is in Africa, but human rights activists say governments are doing little to stop it.


UN Calls for Urgent Action to Protect Young Women from HIV/Aids in Africa

Urgent action is needed to help and protect girls and young women from Aids in sub-Saharan Africa, thousands of whom are still being infected with HIV every week, the UN says. Many adolescent girls do not know they have the virus and do not seek help or get treatment because they cannot tell their families they have had a sexual relationship with an older man.


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The Promise of the Ring for Women's HIV Prevention

A new, monthly vaginal ring developed by the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) is the...

Immigrant Women & HIV: Briefing Paper

This policy brief explores the health of immigrant women in the United States living with HIV or...

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