Tag Archives: Women

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 »

Diet soda heart disease women

While science continues to explore the connection, Americans are turning more and more to water and other non-calorie beverages, according to the Beverage Marketing Corporation, a data and consulting group. Shopping big stores eg Costco, Sams, Target, Walmart,etc. Which is tough because when you drink this much pop, the withdrawal is nothing to laugh at.… Read More »

Are women more attracted to ‘dark and brooding’ men?

This in turn may relate to their reproductive success. University researcher, Dr Minna Lyons, and colleagues from Jagiellonian University Medical College, Poland and The University of Turku, Finland published the paper entitled ‘Women’s reproductive success and the preference for Dark Triad in men’s Faces’ in the Journal of Evolution and Human Behaviour. Dark Triad The… Read More »

Heart Attack Signs for Women [INFOGRAPHIC]

The risk of middle aged women getting cardiovascular disease such as stroke, heart failure and heart attack could be reduced by the lowering of blood pressure. Researchers determined that high systolic blood pressure in middle-aged and older women is a strong risk factor for cardiovascular issues.[1] The percentage of potentially reversible as well as preventable… Read More »