Over the past few months, San Francisco based organizations HIVE (formerly BAPAC) and getSFcba, partnered with the National Clinical Training Center for Family Planning (NCTCFP) to help fill a gap – the slow uptake of PrEP among cis women in the United States.
I have learned so much about my body and what it means to me to be able to protect it. I have learned what it is to exercise my right, and that of other women, to be on PrEP.
A couple of weeks later, he advised me that his HIV test came up inconclusive-which he advised me is mostly likely a positive result. The news was like a shot in the head because I was caught in between two worlds- do I stay with my current husband or do I move on to my new life?
Here’s the deal: One in five new HIV diagnoses in the U.S. are among cis women. Women of African descent make up about 64% of these new diagnoses while only accounting for 13% of the U.S. female population. Can PrEP prevent HIV among all women? Can PrEP reduce the grave racial/ethnic disparities seen in rates of HIV acquisition among Black women?
Confused by the CDC’s new MMWR? You are not alone. Experts say Treatment as Prevention (TasP), PrEP, and sperm washing are each safe stand-alone safer conception options. Thank you to AAHIVM for promoting science-based reproductive options! #HIVLoveWins #UequalsU