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March 11, 2020

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Today, March 10th, we observe National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The theme this year is HIV Prevention Starts with Me: Ending the HIV Epidemic Together.

March 9, 2018
Nicole Greene

We have seen tremendous improvements in HIV treatment and prevention over the past few decades. While we want to celebrate this progress, we also need to discuss how it can lead people to falsely believe that HIV is no longer a serious health issue. People across the country — including women — continue to get and transmit HIV regardless of age, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.

September 25, 2016
Dr. Cheryl Phillips

For older women, wellness priorities can be pretty straightforward: To be our healthiest selves, we need to see the doctor for checkups, eat well, get regular physical activity, pay attention to our mental health, and avoid unhealthy behaviors.

Dr. Cheryl PhillipsBut what about sexual intimacy?

June 13, 2016
Dr. Nancy C. Lee, Dr. Richard Wolitski

Ed. note: This blog is cross-posted from The original post date was June 13, 2016. Read the original post.

April 7, 2016
Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Dr. Sara Imershein

Dr. Sara Imhershein

December 2, 2015
Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Ed. note: This blog is cross-posted from the blog. The original post date was December 1, 2015. Read the original post.

April 12, 2015
Dr. Nancy C. Lee

A couple close togetherWhether you call them sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), one thing is true: Women are at risk of infection. Not only does a woman's anatomy make her vulnerable to STIs, women are less likely to have symptoms than men. Untreated STIs can lead to serious health issues, including infertility, cancer, and even death.

March 9, 2015
Tina Tchen , Caroline Bettinger-Lopez

Ed. note: This blog is cross-posted from the The White House Blog. The original post date was March 10, 2015.

March 4, 2015
Martha Sichone Cameron

Martha Sichone Cameron and her familyI don't think anything can prepare you for the moment when they unveil the piece of paper that contains your fate. Even though the odds seemed to be against me, I was not prepared to be told I had HIV. Turns out, the doctor had worse news: It was actually an AIDS diagnosis and the doctor gave me 3 to 6 months to live.

October 26, 2014
Dr. Sabrina Matoff-Stepp, Sarah Linde

doctor with female patientOctober is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month — an important time to increase awareness of this public health issue. Domestic violence or interpersonal violence (IPV) can have a profound impact on the health, safety, and well-being of women and men, children, and other family members.

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