HIV http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Study: For Women, Free Birth Control Doesn't Lead To Risky Sex http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/study-women-free-birth-control-doesnt-lead-risky-sex <p>New research out of Washington University has found that giving women free birth control does not increase risky sexual behavior.</p><p>The analysis included 7,751 St. Louis-area women between the ages of 14 and 45.</p><p>It was part of an even larger effort called the <a href="http://www.choiceproject.wustl.edu/#MISSION" target="_blank">Contraceptive CHOICE Project</a>, whose goal is to promote the use of long-term contraceptive methods like intrauterine devices (IUDs) or implants.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:46:38 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 34250 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Study: For Women, Free Birth Control Doesn't Lead To Risky Sex Uncertainty Abounds For Program 'Critical' To HIV, AIDS Care http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/uncertainty-abounds-program-critical-hiv-aids-care <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As St. Louis Public Radio </span><a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-something-feels-good-has-been-bad-news-st-louis" style="line-height: 1.5;">has reported before</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the region is a tough place for sexual health.</span></p> Thu, 02 May 2013 21:35:50 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 26025 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Uncertainty Abounds For Program 'Critical' To HIV, AIDS Care Ill. Renews Emphasis On Protecting Women From HIV http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-renews-emphasis-protecting-women-hiv <p>The Illinois Department of Public Health says when it comes to HIV awareness, sexually-active women and young girls are often overlooked. &nbsp;The Department is putting a renewed emphasis on teaching women to protect themselves and how to get tested.</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:41:55 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 10075 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. Renews Emphasis On Protecting Women From HIV Photography project gives women new perspective on living with HIV http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/photography-project-gives-women-new-perspective-living-hiv <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-959177.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-959177.mp3</a></p><p>More than a million Americans are living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. About a quarter of them are women, and in St. Louis and throughout the country, African-American women are disproportionately affected.</p><p>An HIV diagnosis can lead not just to debilitating medical problems, but to social stigma and isolation. But as St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Véronique LaCapra reports, a photography project is giving some HIV-positive women a new way to look at their disease and its challenges.</p><p> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 11:15:08 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 796 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Photography project gives women new perspective on living with HIV