Integration - HIV/AIDS

World AIDS Day for Women and Girls

This Monday, December 1st, was World AIDS Day, and this year there was a lot to celebrate. New HIV infections have dropped 38 percent since 2001 and the number of AIDS related deaths continues to decline—down 35 percent since 2005. … Continue Reading

Integration - HIV/AIDS

HIV Testing is Only Part of the Check-Up

No woman can really say she looks forward to her annual visit to the gyno. But imagine if that visit included waking up before sunrise, walking to a bus stop an hour away, riding the bus for a few hours, … Continue Reading

Integration - HIV/AIDS

On World AIDS Day, Including Family Planning is Common Sense

Did you know? In Sub-Saharan Africa, more than 22 million people are living with HIV; 60 percent are women. And 53 million women in this region want to avoid pregnancy but cannot access contraception. People seeking reproductive health and HIV/AIDS services … Continue Reading

Integration - HIV/AIDS

Think Your 30-Minute Wait at the Doctor’s Office Is Bad? Try This.

Say you’re living with HIV but married to someone who isn’t.  When you go to the nearest clinic to get contraceptives, you probably also want to receive medication for your HIV. Your partner also wants to be routinely tested to … Continue Reading

Integration - HIV/AIDS

Happy Birthday, PEPFAR!

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Now that the program is entering its tween years, we think it’s time it started taking contraception more seriously. With the creation of … Continue Reading

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