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 »

Elderly women more likely than men to have inappropriately prescribed medicines

A recent Swiss study found a high prevalence of polypharmacy (66%) and inappropriate prescribing (67%) among people living with HIV aged 75 and older. Forty per cent of these prescribing issues posed a risk for harmful consequences. Inappropriate prescribing was more frequent in women than in men, which can be partially explained by sex differences… Read More »

Rotunda Hospital to open confidential service for women to reflect on birth experience

This confidential midwifery-led service is said to offer the opportunity for women to reflect on their birth experience with a one-to-one appointment. Opening this month, the Birth Reflections service will be available for all women booked to give birth in the Rotunda hospital and for women who have given birth in the previous 12 months.… 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 »

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 »