Tag Archives: Women

What Do Women Want? For Men to Get Covid Vaccines.

The Coronavirus Outbreak liveLatest Updates Maps and Cases Vaccine Rollout Outdoor Mask Guidance Vaccines and Virus Variants Holly Elgison and her husband, Len Schillaci, a mixed vaxxed couple in Valrico, Fla.Credit…Zack Wittman for The New York Times SectionsSkip to contentSkip to site index What Do Women Want? For Men to Get Covid Vaccines. As the… Read More »

‘Pregnant women offered Covid jab – this is why they were initially excluded’

There’s a lot of ­confusion about the Covid ­vaccine and whether it’s safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women and their babies. Mums-to-be have written to me, asking why they were not given it from the start of the rollout if it is OK. Medical trainees Helen Hare and Kate Womersley put together a convincing theory… Read More »

Fear of HIV disclosure and lack of referrals means that the pain of many Black women with HIV is unaddressed

Specific clinical pathways to pain management and implicit bias training for healthcare providers are needed to ensure people with HIV receive appropriate care for chronic pain, argue Venetia Baker of King’s College London and colleagues in AIDS Care. Findings showed that Black people, especially women, were less likely to be referred for specialist pain management… Read More »

Women with HIV have six-fold increase in risk of cervical cancer

Vaccination, screening and treatment could achieve elimination with a decade, say World Health Organization Women with HIV have a six-fold increase in the risk of cervical cancer compared to their HIV-negative peers, investigators report in The Lancet Global Health. They also found that globally 6% of all cases of cervical cancer are in women with… Read More »

HIV is an independent risk factor for smoking-related cancers, especially in women

New research provides compelling evidence that infection with HIV is an independent risk factor for developing smoking-related cancers. Published in AIDS, the study’s findings are especially important because they compared cancer-risk between closely-matched individuals with and without HIV who were enrolled in long-standing cohort studies. Women with HIV appeared to have an especially high risk… Read More »

Study of injectable PrEP reports the best efficacy seen yet for any form of PrEP in women

HPTN 084 study finds significantly lower adherence in women taking daily PrEP pills A second study of an injectable HIV drug used to prevent HIV has had its randomised phase stopped early after it became clear that giving women a two-monthly injection of a prevention drug resulted in nearly nine times fewer infections than giving… Read More »