Caring for Women with HIV: Lessons from 30 Historical Years
Dr Mardge H. Cohen, Boston University
Chair: Professor Aziz Sheikh, Director of the Usher Institute
Women make up over half of those infected globally, and poor women of color bear the burden disproportionally. Women with HIV face biologic, clinical, and psychosocial, challenges in both high resource and low resource post conflict settings. This presentation will summarize key lessons from program development and research to meet these challenges during the past 30 years. It will review the impact of trauma, substance use disorder, depression, co-morbidities stigma and food insecurity in disease progression of women with HIV in the US and Rwanda. The importance of hearing women’s voices in order to meet their needs will be emphasized.
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