Chicago #HIVLoveWins Video Series: For providers & patients living with & affected by HIV

Mar 28, 2016
via HIVE

HIVE (the San Francisco-based hub of positive sexual and reproductive health) and the AIDS Foundation Chicago's (AFC) Midwest HIV Pregnancy Prevention and Planning Initiative (MHPPPI) co-created a video series about HIV-affected individuals and couples and reproductive health intentions – real life vignettes of ...

First-Ever State of HCV Care National Survey Reveals Payer Restrictions as Key Barrier to HCV Treatment

May 2, 2016 - HealthHIVTreatment utilization policies impacting coverage by payers have been identified as a major barrier among substantial and diverse barriers preventing providers from delivering necessary care to their HCV-infected patients, according to HealthHCV's State of HCV CareTM national survey report. Other barriers identified included: limited infrastructure for proving hepatitis C screening and treatment and limited clinical knowledge about...

STUDY: Are you a woman living with HIV/AIDS with a history of drug or alcohol use?

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Research Description & Purpose

Researchers at Rush University Medical Center are conducting a study on attention and memory among women who are living with HIV/AIDS and have used alcohol or drugs. 

Would the study be a good fit for me?

This study may be a good fit for you if you meet the following criteria:

  • Are a woman age 18 to 60
  • Have ever
  • ...

Hi! This my first time on...

Hi! This my first time on this forum and I really need help please. My roommate I'm sure is infected with HIV or aids and does not tell me. She is also very mean to me. If she does she will give it to me I'm sure she will infect me. Can anyone help me? What should I do?

This Device Could Stop HIV's Spread. Will It Get Funded?

March 08 2016 - The Daily Beast. A small vaginal ring shows promise in the fight against HIV. Will it get the money it needs to make it to market?

Amanda Zikhali was sitting in a small room at the University of the Witwatersrand's Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (Wits RHI) in Johannesburg, South Africa, in February. She was nervous.

For the last two years, the 32-year-old mother...

For many women, HIV is a byproduct of a lifetime of trauma

February 27, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle.

By Joaquin Palomino

Her daughter was 4 years old when Vicky Blake learned she’d contracted HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. It was 1994, before the advent of antiretroviral drugs that could help arrest the virus, and Blake feared she would not live to see Curtisha turn 10.

The grim medical prognosis was compounded by the fact that everything...

The Well Project User Survey Report 2014

Did you know that in the last eight years, social media usage has skyrocketed from 8 percent to 73 percent of all Internet users, and that more than 70% of internet users in the US said they looked online for health information in the past year? Why are these facts and figures important? Because they demonstrate that The Well Project, which has used technology as a platform to disseminate information...

The Connection between Women with HIV and Domestic Abuse

October 25, 2015 - HIV Equal.

by David Heitz

For so many women with HIV, the violence they live with every day is even worse than the disease itself.

For other women who may not have HIV but who are in violent relationships, a diagnosis may be just right around the corner.

Last Friday was the National Day of Action to End Violence against Women Living...

Women are missing from HIV drug trials

Oct 2, 2015 - Reuters Health

By Lisa Rapaport

Although women make up roughly half of the world’s HIV cases, they remain largely excluded from clinical trials testing drugs, vaccines and potential cures for the virus, a research review confirms.

In an analysis spanning several decades that included work done as recently as 2012, researchers found that women typically comprised about 11 percent of participants in trials investigating...

Large Study of PrEP Use in Clinical Practice Shows No New HIV Infections

September 2, 2015 - San Francisco, CA - PR Newswire. In one of the first and largest published evaluations of the use of preexposure prophylaxis (known as PrEP) to prevent HIV infection in a clinical practice setting, researchers at Kaiser Permanente found no new HIV infections among patients during more than 2.5 years of observation. The study was published today in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.

"Our study...

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Chicago #HIVLoveWins Video Series: For providers & patients living with & affected by HIV

Mar 28, 2016
via HIVE

HIVE (the San Francisco-based hub of positive sexual and reproductive health) and the AIDS Foundation Chicago's (AFC) Midwest HIV Pregnancy Prevention and Planning Initiative (MHPPPI) co-created a video series about HIV-affected individuals and couples and reproductive health intentions – real life vignettes of ...

First-Ever State of HCV Care National Survey Reveals Payer Restrictions as Key Barrier to HCV Treatment

May 2, 2016 - HealthHIVTreatment utilization policies impacting coverage by payers have been identified as a major barrier among substantial and diverse barriers preventing providers from delivering necessary care to their HCV-infected patients, according to HealthHCV's State of HCV CareTM national survey report. Other barriers identified included: limited infrastructure for proving hepatitis C screening and treatment and limited clinical knowledge about...

STUDY: Are you a woman living with HIV/AIDS with a history of drug or alcohol use?

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Research Description & Purpose

Researchers at Rush University Medical Center are conducting a study on attention and memory among women who are living with HIV/AIDS and have used alcohol or drugs. 

Would the study be a good fit for me?

This study may be a good fit for you if you meet the following criteria:

  • Are a woman age 18 to 60
  • Have ever
  • ...

Hi! This my first time on...

Hi! This my first time on this forum and I really need help please. My roommate I'm sure is infected with HIV or aids and does not tell me. She is also very mean to me. If she does she will give it to me I'm sure she will infect me. Can anyone help me? What should I do?

This Device Could Stop HIV's Spread. Will It Get Funded?

March 08 2016 - The Daily Beast. A small vaginal ring shows promise in the fight against HIV. Will it get the money it needs to make it to market?

Amanda Zikhali was sitting in a small room at the University of the Witwatersrand's Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (Wits RHI) in Johannesburg, South Africa, in February. She was nervous.

For the last two years, the 32-year-old mother...

For many women, HIV is a byproduct of a lifetime of trauma

February 27, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle.

By Joaquin Palomino

Her daughter was 4 years old when Vicky Blake learned she’d contracted HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. It was 1994, before the advent of antiretroviral drugs that could help arrest the virus, and Blake feared she would not live to see Curtisha turn 10.

The grim medical prognosis was compounded by the fact that everything...

The Well Project User Survey Report 2014

Did you know that in the last eight years, social media usage has skyrocketed from 8 percent to 73 percent of all Internet users, and that more than 70% of internet users in the US said they looked online for health information in the past year? Why are these facts and figures important? Because they demonstrate that The Well Project, which has used technology as a platform to disseminate information...

The Connection between Women with HIV and Domestic Abuse

October 25, 2015 - HIV Equal.

by David Heitz

For so many women with HIV, the violence they live with every day is even worse than the disease itself.

For other women who may not have HIV but who are in violent relationships, a diagnosis may be just right around the corner.

Last Friday was the National Day of Action to End Violence against Women Living...

Women are missing from HIV drug trials

Oct 2, 2015 - Reuters Health

By Lisa Rapaport

Although women make up roughly half of the world’s HIV cases, they remain largely excluded from clinical trials testing drugs, vaccines and potential cures for the virus, a research review confirms.

In an analysis spanning several decades that included work done as recently as 2012, researchers found that women typically comprised about 11 percent of participants in trials investigating...

Large Study of PrEP Use in Clinical Practice Shows No New HIV Infections

September 2, 2015 - San Francisco, CA - PR Newswire. In one of the first and largest published evaluations of the use of preexposure prophylaxis (known as PrEP) to prevent HIV infection in a clinical practice setting, researchers at Kaiser Permanente found no new HIV infections among patients during more than 2.5 years of observation. The study was published today in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.

"Our study...

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