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Birth Control Doubles Risk Of HIV In African Women
2011-10-04 11:06:51

According to a new study, women who use hormonal birth control are twice as likely to become infected with HIV or AIDS. The University of Washington-led study used about 3,800 couples in Africa.  The researchers also found that those who use birth control pills or a shot like Depo-Provera double the risk of transmitting the virus if they are infected. Lead study author Renee Heffron, an epidemiology doctoral student working with the International Clinical Research Center at the...

2006-03-09 12:35:00

NEW YORK -- Women and girls - get out your red ribbons. March 10th is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. As of 2004, 27 percent of new AIDS cases in the United States were in women -- and women of color, especially African American women, made up the majority of these new cases, according to the US Centers for Disease and Prevention. To raise awareness of this growing problem in the U.S. and globally, March 10th will mark the first National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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