To me, living with HIV/AIDS is NOT a death sentence nor a curse. There is a stigma that our society has normalized that if one is HIV POSITIVE it because that individual hasn?t been behaving well or had many boyfriends or girlfriends, however that is a myth.
Check out the recording of “Before the Pen Hits the Pad: Education for Health Care Providers”!
468,000 women in the U.S. are eligible for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Many vulnerable women only access care or increase their access of care in and around pregnancy.
Worldwide, approximately one million reproductive-aged women were diagnosed with HIV in 2013. 60% of new HIV infections in individuals under age 25 were in women and girls . Globally, 40% of pregnancies are unintended. There is significant overlap between areas with higher rates of HIV and unintended pregnancies.
Rite to Heal: An Inquiry into the Rituals & Practices that Invite Us to Make Meaning and Deepen Our Purpose as Service Providers
Given the prevalence of vicarious trauma among healthcare providers working with women who have experienced trauma, Ms. Kimberly Wylder, MFT, led a breakout session at Beyond Compassion focusing on healing rituals for service providers.
We conducted an online survey of HIV-negative women with HIV-positive partners to evaluate the acceptability of and willingness to use various HIV prevention strategies in order to conceive.