The purpose of this lesson is to help HIV-positive women—and the people who care about them—to better understand some of the unique challenges they may face and what these challenges might mean in terms of the healthcare they receive.
If you are a woman living with HIV, we hope that you will share the information you read about in this lesson with your healthcare team and other people you rely on for support. At AIDSmeds.com, we firmly believe that HIV-positive women should be an active participant in their health care, which includes asking healthcare providers questions—and demanding answers—if they have concerns or fears. We hope this lesson will help HIV-positive women to better understand HIV and AIDS, specifically as it applies to them, and to better communicate with their healthcare providers.
Before we begin, if you would like to watch some great webcasts with Regan Hofmann and Marvelyn Brown from POZ Magazine discussing women and HIV, working with your doctor, and treatment adherence, then