Tag: Femmes

Le VIH a fait de moi une magnifique personne : une célébration des femmes séropositives

Sur toile de fond de Saint-Valentin, Love Positive Women [Aimons les femmes séropositives] est une célébration annuelle des femmes qui vivent avec le VIH. En rendant hommage aux femmes séropositives du monde entier, nous devons également nous pencher sur les iniquités auxquelles elles sont confrontées en ce qui concerne la sexualité, les rencontres et l’amour. Comment pouvons-nous faire en sorte que les droits des femmes vivant avec le VIH d’avoir des liaisons sensuelles et épanouissantes soient respectés, soutenus et renforcés?

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Gendering the Scene: We need to listen to women and gender-diverse people who use drugs

Over the past several years, Canada has been in the grip of an overdose crisis. We have seen the devastating effects both of a contaminated drug supply and of punitive laws that restrict access of people who use drugs to effective treatment and support. Now we are facing the twin crisis of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, which has radically altered the way we interact with one another and affected the drug supply chain.

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Love Positive Women: why a fulfilling sexual life with HIV matters

By Allison Carter, Jessica Whitbread and Angela Kaida « I went through a long period, seems like ancient history now, but I remember when I was first diagnosed, I felt so dirty. Like everything about me was, I suppose, unsafe and unclean and my blood was just full of crap. Just the whole thing was very internalized… For the most part now, I feel loveable. I feel good about myself. I just feel like I’ve still got a lot to offer and give and that I can be part of a strong, healthy relationship, despite the difficulties, I suppose. » —Anonymous quote by a...

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Women + PrEP: 5 Important Facts

The emergence of PrEP has highlighted important gender inequalities in HIV transmission and HIV prevention. PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a drug that HIV-negative people (including women!) can take to help prevent HIV; however, most discussions about PrEP focus on men. Despite representing fewer new HIV infections than men, women also need innovative HIV prevention methods.

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How intimate partner violence affects women living with HIV

A global study released last year revealed alarming figures concerning women living with HIV and violence. Among 945 women living with HIV from 94 countries who participated in the study, 89 per cent reported having experienced or feared violence before, since and/or because of their HIV diagnosis. Violence they experienced was reported to be higher after HIV diagnosis from their intimate partner and others in their social network. [1]The troubling nexus between HIV and gender-based violence spurred the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario and METRAC to produce a legal information guide for women living with...

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