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CROI 2014: HIV and Women's Issues (Video)

April 7, 2014

Heidi Nass of the AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition talks with medical sociologist Kristi Stringer and HIV prevention researcher Sharon Hillier about HIV stigma and its relationship to postpartum depression. The three women also discuss the role of stigma in women's use (or non-use) of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Other topics include a potential link between hormonal contraceptives and HIV risk and the high burden of HIV among female intravenous drug users.

Watch the video to learn more:

More on the panelists:

  • Kristi Stringer, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Sociology and pre-doctoral fellow with the Centers for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education
  • Sharon Hillier, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Microbicide Trials Network

The video above has been posted on with permission from our partners at the International Foundation for Alternative Research in AIDS (IFARA). Visit IFARA's website or YouTube channel to watch more video interviews from the conference, as well as earlier meetings.

Barbara Jungwirth is a freelance writer and translator based in New York.

Follow Barbara on Twitter: @reliabletran.

Copyright © 2014 Remedy Health Media, LLC. All rights reserved.

This article was provided by TheBodyPRO. It is a part of the publication The 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2014).


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