Tag Archives: HIV

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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Men who have Sex with Men Still Prohibited from Donating Blood

On June 11th the Federal Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability refused to recommend a change in restrictions that would allow men who have sex with men (MSM) to donate blood. The review began after Senator John Kerry and … 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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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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