January 11, 2004

Women & Safer Sex

Women are one of the fastest-growing population with HIV, but
not much information has been written for or about them. Here
are some topics of special concern for women.

Lesbian Safer Sex

Are Lesbians At Risk for Contracting HIV from Each Other?
Yes!! There have cases reported since the mid 1980's which
indicate that women are transmitting HIV (Human Immunodeficiency
Virus) to each other.

Download a Lesbian Safer Sex Guidelines cut-and-fold
display to stand up on your nightstand!

Women and HIV/AIDS
Through December 1994, the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) received reports of 58,428 cases of acquired
immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) among adult and adolescent (13
years and older) women in the United States. The proportion of
women among cases in adults and adolescents has increased
steadily, from 7 percent in 1985 to 18 percent in 1994.

Women and HIV Infection

Women, who were once falsely reassured that they were not at
risk for heterosexual transmission of HIV, are now showing the
fastest-growing incidence of AIDS in the nation. Among other
statistical evidence that AIDS is affecting more women is the fact
that the disease is now the No. 4 killer of American women between
the ages of 25 and 44.
(A series of the VA AIDS Information Newsletter)

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