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

Family Planning, Integration - HIV/AIDS, Youth

Giving the Gift of Yourself: Juliet’s Story

This piece was originally published on the Huffington Post, as part of their Giving Tuesday series. The earrings are simple — a thin piece of pink plastic, almost like a small spear. They’re inexpensive, not from any known designer, but … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Integration - HIV/AIDS

In Tanzania, a Tale of Two (Or More) Clinics

Harubu is an HIV-positive woman living in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. She receives her antiretroviral treatment from an HIV/AIDS care and treatment center with assistance from a home-based care provider. Like millions of women around the world, Harubu also needs access to … 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

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Take a Selfie, Change the World?

From being named Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year in 2013 to stealing the show at this year’s Oscars, the “selfie” has already become an inescapable part of our popular culture. Now, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is hoping … Continue Reading