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What Every Women Needs to Know about Hepatitis B and C

Corinna Dan

As we observe both National Women’s Health Week and Hepatitis Awareness Month, it is the opportune time to raise awareness about hepatitis B and hepatitis C among women. Chronic viral hepatitis affects 3.5-5.3 million Americans—including millions of women—and most are unaware of their infection. Left untreated, chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C can lead to…

New Guidelines Strengthen HIV Screening and Prevention for Women

Ronald Valdiserri

During this week’s observance of National Women’s Health Week, I want to highlight some important new guidelines for physicians and other healthcare providers that will help expand and improve HIV screening and prevention services for women in the United States. ACOG’s HIV Expert Work Group Releases Committee Opinions on HIV in Women Last month, the…

Spotlight on Elimination of Perinatal Transmission of Hepatitis B

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As we approach Mother’s Day, which happens to occur during May’s observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month, it is an ideal time to learn more about hepatitis B and the important steps to that can be taken to realize the goal of eliminating mother-to-infant transmission of this preventable disease. Elimination of perinatal transmission of hepatitis B…

New CDC Web Page Highlights ACA-Covered Preventive Services for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and TB

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Under the Affordable Care Act, most health plans must cover a set of preventive services like shots and screening tests at no cost to you. All Marketplace plans and many other plans must cover the preventive services without charging you a copayment or coinsurance. This is true even if you haven’t met your yearly deductible….

Women Living with HIV and Healthy Pregnancies

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Many women living with HIV wonder if they can have healthy pregnancies. Happily, the answer is yes: With good medical care, women with HIV can have healthy, HIV-negative babies and be strong and healthy parents. The first step is for women who are HIV-positive to have a candid talk with their HIV provider about whether…

Organizations Work to Reduce HIV/AIDS among African American Women and Latinas

The Strategy in Action. Communities respond to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

One of the key goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy is to reduce HIV-related health disparities, including those experienced by African American and Latina women who are disproportionately affected at all stages of HIV infection compared to women of other races/ethnicities. Despite an encouraging decrease in new HIV infections among black women (21% between 2008…

Using Twitter to Amplify Reach of the “We Are Empowered” Watch Party with Alicia Keys

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Co-Authored by: Stephanie Green, Program Officer, Health Communication & Media Partnerships Program, Kaiser Family Foundation, and Robbyn Kistler, consultant. On January 19, Grammy Award-winning artist Alicia Keys joined with Greater Than AIDS  to host a “We Are Empowered” National Watch Party and Twitter Chat about women and HIV/AIDS.  Ms. Keys urged women and their loved ones to…

Share Knowledge. Take Action. Take Charge. Take the Test.

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In the United States, women remain heavily impacted by HIV. At the end of 2010, one in four people living with HIV were women. However, not all women are equally at risk for HIV. Women of color are disproportionately affected by HIV compared with women of other races/ethnicities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…