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Please understand, that living spiritual does not render useless the need to have a healthy physical life. You do not need only to hear a man of God declare ‘you are healed of HIV’ and be able to stop taking ARVs.
GlobalSHARE (Global Community for Sex, HIV, and Reproductive Empowerment) recently held a session at IAS 2017 in Paris, France to discuss an international consensus statement on the provision of safer conception services for men and women living with and affected by HIV.
Achieving pregnancy while minimizing HIV transmission risks: Safer Conception research, policy, and programming priorities for HIV-affected individuals and couples.
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.
Development of a Safer Conception Counseling Toolkit in Kenya: Stigma, Fears, and Recommendations for the Delivery of Services. Includes downloadable PDFs of 4 guides/brochures.
I’ve been married for 9 years and my husband has always been positive. Before we got married we found out he was positive and thought I was also because we were sexually involved…
HIVE hosted our 2nd Hangout on Air about HIV Prevention for women. Our focus in this Hangout was Safer Conception options, programs and policies for people affected by HIV.
“You can be a[n HIV] positive person and still have healthy sexuality.” “Each person has agency, each person should have the right, to build and create the family that they want to create…”
This visit was to the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital ? the third largest hospital in the world.
Dr. Natasha Davies talks with Yamini Oseguera-Bhatnagar about her safer conception clinic in central Johannesburg, South Africa.
The high school students then decided that the educational policies of the Apartheid government weren?t acceptable to them. Violence and destruction ensued and many lives were lost, but it was one of the pivotal points that marked the end of the apartheid era in South Africa.
Dr. Mags Bekskinska talks with Yamini Oseguera-Bhatnagar about the accessibility and uptake of female condoms in South Africa, which has the largest, most readily available female condom program in the world.
On a rainy Monday afternoon, I met with a dynamic and steadfast woman who works for P&G292, a clinic run by the GGD Amsterdam (Public Health Department).
The AYAZAZI study is an attempt to get a more holistic understanding of HIV risk among youth. It looks at everything from the social, behavioral, emotional, sexual and even genetic factors that may make it more or less likely that a person contracts HIV.
We need PrEP as sex workers in our country because most of our members are dying just because they have no knowledge about PrEP. Considering the type of work we do, we are vulnerable and many times we find ourselves in a place where we cannot help ourselves. So I want to reach out to any organization that works with sex workers in the area of PrEP to come to our rescue.
Prof. Vernazza says, “We have to balance this [breastfeeding with HIV] very low risk, that seems to be nil, with the risk of not breastfeeding.”
Prof. Vernazza is a true pioneer for safer conception: he started helping serodifferent couples who wanted to have babies in 1996. Watch this video to learn his recommendations on this topic.