CROI 2015: Women and HIV (Video)
April 23, 2015
Fred Schaich of IFARA spoke with two HIV-positive women involved with The Well Project, an organization supporting and educating women who live with HIV. Most of the organization's information and support is delivered online and via social media, so that it can be accessed from anywhere in the world. One of the group's concerns is the fact that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been mainly tested in men who have sex with men (MSM). Women, especially those in domestic violence situations, may not be able to insist on condom use and therefore need access to other HIV prevention methods, such as PrEP. HIV-related clinical trials often do not include enough women, which makes it difficult to assess the effect of medications on women. Other issues raised were the need to empower women and to help them assert control over their sexual and reproductive lives.
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