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For Women Who Trade Sex, a Brief Intervention That Addresses Violence and Reduces HIV Risk Img

For Women Who Trade Sex, a Brief Intervention That Addresses Violence and Reduces HIV Risk

To address sex workers' disproportionate HIV burden, John Hopkins researchers worked with community advocates to develop a short dialogue-based intervention integrating violence support with HIV outreach that showed high feasibility and acceptability...

By Olivia G. Ford
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The Case for Strong Workplace HIV/AIDS Programs

"Businesses operating in affected countries need to view HIV/AIDS as a business imperative and not merely a corporate social responsibility issue," writes Stefaan Van der Borght, global head of health at Anglo American.

By Stefaan Van der Borght
Luiz Loures

The Challenges of Faith Responses to the AIDS Epidemic

Gathering data about faith activities is often very difficult, especially in the context of the AIDS epidemic, where there are often perceptions of conflict between religious values and health priorities.

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Echoes of Violence: A Study Makes a Connection Between Recent Abuse and Mortality

Interview with Kathleen M. Weber, R.N. on the study, "The Effect of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) on Mortality: A Longitudinal Study of U.S. Women with and at Risk for HIV," at the 19th International AIDS Conference, July 2012 in Washington, D.C.


By Enid Vazquez for Positively Aware
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Vulnerability and Empowerment: At the International AIDS Conference, an Examination of Sexual Abuse and Violence Against Women -- and Men

A history of recent abuse increases the risk of death by 40% in HIV-positive women, U.S. researchers reported at the 19th International AIDS Conference, held in Washington, D.C. in July.

Of note, men were also discussed in the session "Reducing Wome...

By Enid Vazquez for Positively Aware
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Hundreds of Advocates, Service Providers, Policy Makers Attend AIDS 2012 Pre-Conference on Gay Men and Transgender People

Washington, D.C. -- Earlier today the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) held the fifth biennial pre-conference to the International AIDS Conference to assess the current state of the global HIV epidemic and response among gay men, other men who have ...

By Global Forum on MSM & HIV
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Do You See Employment as an HIV/AIDS Issue?

An Institute on HIV/AIDS and Employment, an affiliated independent event of the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), is being co-sponsored on Saturday, July 28, by the U.S. Department of Labor and the National Working Positive Coalition.


By National Working Positive Coalition
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From the Shadows: Women, Sex, HIV and Violence -- A Press Conference on How Trauma Drives the HIV Epidemic

Washington, D.C. -- In the U.S., 1 out of every 4 people living with HIV is a woman. Further, it is estimated that 30% of women living with HIV experience post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) linked to violence and trauma compared to 5.2% in the gen...

By Positive Women's Network -- USA
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Forced Sex Poses Five Times the HIV Risk Compared to Consensual Sex

Can you tell me your name and where you're from, and a little bit about your poster?

I'm Anna Foss, from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, in the U.K. My poster is on "HIV/AIDS and Rape, and Modeling Predictions of the Increase in Indivi...

By Erika Nelson
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High Rates of Sexual Abuse in Hawaii -- Particularly in Indigenous Population

My name is Marie-Claude Julsaint. I'm with the World YWCA [Young Women's Christian Association] in Geneva, Switzerland. I'm the program director for the Americas and the Caribbean region.

What are you presenting here today in the poster session?


By Erika Nelson