Women and 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.

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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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