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HIV is Ageless. Get Tested. (Women)

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This information sheet discusses the importance of getting tested for HIV, regardless of age. It states that one in four new HIV infections are in women.

Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Control: A Guide to Essential Practice

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This guide includes WHO recommendations on screening and treatment of pre-cancer lesions and on HPV vaccination made through April 2014, taking account of relevant evidence-based findings published up to December 2013; emerging practices that are still being evaluated are also noted in this publication. This guide, which replaces the 2006 edition, has two new chapters, one newly organized chapter, and two substantially revised chapters. The new chapters include: Essentials for cervical a=cancer prevention and control programmes; and HPV vaccination.

HIV Risk for Lesbians, Bisexuals & Other Women Who Have Sex With Women

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This report discusses the risk of HIV/AIDS for lesbians and women who have sex with women (WSW). It reviews research on the risks of contracting HIV faced by lesbians and WSW and the context of HIV among women. The report considers how lesbians contract HIV or AIDS, the belief that WSW are part of a low-risk population, and the activities that increase risk, such as injection drug use, sex with men, barriers to health access, gender bias and discrimination and their effect on WSW’s self esteem, and violence.

El VIH en las Mujeres

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This information sheet discusses the epidemiology of HIV among women in the United States, highlighting that 23 percent of people living with HIV at the end of 2011. It provides surveillance data for HIV infection among US women, HIV/AIDS diagnoses and death in 2013, and prevention challenge. The information sheet also describes what the CDC is doing to prevent HIV by incorporating effective culture-and gender-relevant material into current HIV interventions.

HCSP Fact Sheet: Being a Positive Mother

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This information sheet provides information about pregnancy for women who have hepatitis C. It addresses situations for women considering pregnancy, women currently pregnant, and women who already have children.

HCSP Fact Sheet: An Overview of Women and HCV

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This information sheet discusses the difference between the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in women and in men. It states that women are more likely to clear the disease themselves, without treatment. The sheet also discusses how HCV is a silent disease, how it affects women, breastfeeding, and supplements.

Addressing the Needs of Black Women in HIV Prevention in the U.S.

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This infographic demonstrates some of the risk factors that contribute to higher HIV infection rates in American Black women, including classism, racism, and sexism. It illustrates that one in every 32 black women will be diagnosed with HIV, compared to one in 526 white women. It provides recommendations for HIV prevention interventions and gives additional resources. The infographic is also available as a jpg at http://www.aidsetc.org/resource/addressing-needs-black-women-hiv-prevention-us-infographic.

What are Black Women's HIV Prevention Needs?

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This information sheet discusses HIV/AIDS prevention among Black women. It provides statistics on HIV among Black women and describes at risk women. It explains what affects HIV risk, such as not using condoms, poverty, and high incarceration rates among Black men. The information sheet discusses whether Black women know their risk, and current programs to help black women prevent HIV, including 11 interventions approved by CDC. It provides suggestions on what needs to be done to prevent HIV among Black female adolescents and adults.

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