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by Luvvie Every 35 minutes, a woman tests positive for HIV in the United States. This is this year’s theme for National Women and Girls’ HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD). Created by the Office of Women’s Health, NWGHAAD is March 10th of every year. Its goal is to serve as a day for women to come [...]

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By Cristina Pena In 1986, my family discovered that I was HIV positive. I was one of only 20 infants in the greater Los Angeles area who had been born with HIV, before we really understood the virus and how to prevent its transmission from mother to baby. As a woman who has lived my entire [...]

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Our founders Karyn & Luvvie are making moves, getting featured, and being spotlighted all over the city these days. If you are in Chicago, please pick up today’s Chicago Sun Times Newspaper to catch Red Pump Project’s article. Also, stay tuned for updates on Karyn and Luvvie’s appearance on CBS, WGN, and also NBC News. [...]

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HIV/AIDS Fact For The Day

Every 9 1/2 minutes someone is infected with HIV in the United States.The Red Pump Project works very hard in our mission to stress the importance of taking your sexual health seriously. We encourage everyone to practice safe sex, get tested and to know your status. It is imperative that each one of us remain [...]

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The Steve Madden Trumpit boot is channeling the military-style with its unique button closure. Yes, people. Achieving the military trend does NOT mean wearing fatigues. *shivers*The rich color and suede-wrapped heel makes it the ultimate red boot.Pick these up at Zappos.com today and show them how military-style is really done!

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In The News

Here’s a round-up of HIV/AIDS in the news…Within certain populations in America, the prevalence of HIV-infected people is higher than in certain parts of Africa. – NewsweekConference at Bethune-Cookman College draws 100 women to discuss the impact of AIDS on Black women. – Daytona Beach News-JournalMAC AIDS Fund releases study examining sexual behaviors of British [...]

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Yesterday, the Center for Diseases and Control (CDC) launched “iKnow,” the next phase of Act Against AIDS, and the first initiative to specifically target African-Americans. The goal of the campaign is to get young African-Americans talking about HIV, especially since research shows that African-Americans between 13-29 years old are one of the fastest growing groups [...]

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Six weeks ago, we launched our “500 in 50: Rock the Red Pump” campaign, our second annual effort to recruit bloggers to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and women in the days leading up to National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) on March 10th. If you haven’t, join us in “Rocking the Red Pump” [...]

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The Red Pump Project is turning ONE. And it’s National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Day!You’re cordially invited to the The Red Pump Project’s inaugural fashion show: Rock the RED: Bold. Fashion. Awareness. The show will be held on March 25, 2010, in commemoration of annual National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.Rock the RED will [...]

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Being Latina and Naïve about HIV/AIDS I remember the first time I heard the word AIDS, right down to where and what I was doing: Mexicali, Baja – Mexico, pumping gas and still remember the paperboy screaming “Rock Hudson dies of AIDS, read all about it.” It only caught my attention because he was so [...]

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