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Coloring the Margins:
Women, especially women of color, often occupy the margins of today's society. The margins represents the marginalization, or involuntary nature in which women are viewed as the "other" in a sometimes male dominated world. "Coloring the Margins" sheds light on both cis and trans-women of color, and their perspective of health within the margins. Be sure to read the latest entry to more about health and other lived experiences of women of color and occupying the margins.
Research Participants Needed:
You are invited to participate in a research study to examine attitudes toward biomedical HIV prevention strategies and risk associated with HIV transmission among Black women that reside in the southern portion of the United States. Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of the drug Truvada as a biomedical HIV prevention strategy to reduce the spread of HIV. If taken as directed and prior to being exposed to the virus that causes AIDS, Truvada serves as a pre-exposure prophylactic (PrEP) to help prevent contracting HIV. The purpose of this study is to collect data to assess knowledge about HIV/AIDS, beliefs about biomedical HIV prevention strategies, and perceived risk associated with HIV.
Be-PrEPared Increasing Knowledge & Awareness about HIV/AIDS and PrEP utilizing a Comprehensive Women’s Health Approach was funded by Gilead Sciences. Funds are not used to promote or purchase Truvada for PrEP as an HIV biomedical prevention strategy. The Be-PrEPared health education curriculum, Stories in Sisterhood and educational resources were created to raise knowledge and awareness about HIV/AIDS prevention efforts. This includes the use of biomedical prevention strategies such as PrEP, and to increase capacity for addressing health disparities and negative health outcomes among cis and trans women of color.
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