Tag Archives: AIDS

AIDS Researchers Sideline Women: An Example of Sex Bias in Drug Treatment Trials

Guest Blogger:  Elizabeth Wingfield, Former WLP Intern A recent Los Angeles Times  editorial revealed that women are underrepresented in clinical trials of ways to treat and prevent HIV infection. While men make up 75% of the U.S. population living with … Continue reading

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NYC Implementing Changes to Benefit Homeless LGBTQ Youth

The New York City Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Runaway and Homeless Youth recently presented Mayor Michael Bloomberg with ten recommendations for improving the conditions of homeless LGBTQ youth in NYC [PDF]. Bloomberg is expecting that … Continue reading

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The New Phyllis Schlafly: Janice Shaw Crouse

Don’t get us wrong: Phyllis Schlafly is still making the rounds claiming that marital rape is a myth and calling feminism “the most dangerous, destructive force in our society today.” But there’s another woman to watch out for: Public Eye … Continue reading

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FDA Advisory Panel Approves New Female Condom

The Food and Drug Administration’s advisory panel voted 15-0 last week to approve sales of a new female condom in the United States. The new condom is quieter, made of softer material, and will most likely be less expensive than … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day

Today, December 1, is World AIDS Day, a day to remember those who have died from AIDS and the work that still needs to be done to end the epidemic. Women’s eNews has a good article up about the interaction … Continue reading

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