The leader of Personhood Florida, the group that wants the Sunshine State to outlaw abortion by defining life as beginning at the moment of conception, recently penned an op-ed targeting Planned Parenthood — claiming the group “fears the thought of what will happen if women learn the truth about the development of the baby inside of them and the results of abortion.” A Planned Parenthood rep disputes those claims, arguing that personhood proponents are the ones endangering women.
A newly-released study indicates that HIV rates for black women in parts of the U.S. are much higher than previously estimated. The study, released by the HIV Prevention Trials Network, was released on Thursday, just days prior to National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
Just days before National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is to be observed, concerns about the impact HIV/AIDS has on women and girls across the U.S. continues to grow.
An AIDS patient advocacy organization has issued a 2011 scorecard ranking members of Congress according to their support of the federally-funded AIDS Drug Assistance Program, known as ADAP, which has been subject to a funding crisis since 2010.
Advocates launched a campaign to urge the Florida legislature to secure funding for the state’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program the same week it was announced that almost 1,100 Floridians who live with HIV are on the drug assistance programs waiting list.
Florida’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program waiting list increased to 949 people as of Thursday, according to the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (aka NASTAD).
Despite a significant drop in the number of patients on Florida’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program waiting list there are still concerns about that number rising over the coming months.
Tuesday marked the 12th National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and advocates are focusing “on empowering Black Americans to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic through education, testing, engagement and treatment.”
A women’s health report released by the Florida Association of Planned Parenthood Affiliates this week shows that women, particularly women of color, in Florida are facing mounting health problems related to unintended pregnancies and HIV.
The number of HIV-positive Floridians on the state’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program waiting list stands at a little over 1,200 people, according to the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (.pdf), known as NASTAD.