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I think it’s important to get various viewpoints on HIV/AIDS and the issues around it. One group that is being increasingly affected by it is college students. So I decided to ask someone who could best articulate why college students aren’t taking the threat of HIV/AIDS to heart. Here is her take on it.College Students [...]

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I came across this article first on Wayne Hicks’ HIV/AIDS Awareness groupsite, and he linked it to the original article. But it is such a great article that I had to repost it here. Originally posted on: http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/. Click the Title for the original post. It’s been posted here uneditted by us.LuvvieWhy Women & Girls [...]

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Hey folks. In this past couple of weeks, we have been receiving a lot of love and support from everyone. One of The Red Pump Project’s biggest supporters is Sarah Radford of Chic Gems Etc. Sarah creates jewelry and purses, and they are FABULOUS! She is even having an online trunk show in honor of [...]

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*Karyn and I were invited to speak on the BlogTalk Radio show, Chatterbox to speak about The Red Pump Project. It’s airing this morning, at 9am CST. We were BEYOND excited about this opportunity to speak about the initiative. Please tune in if you see this post in time. If not, still check the site. [...]

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Looking for volunteers opportunities this summer? The Body, an online resource for the HIV/AIDS community, just released a list of summer camps for children affected by HIV. There are camps all over of the country, so there’s something for everyone!The list can be accessed here!

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Monday News Roundup

Some articles of interest…Kansas House Committee approves bill that would require HIV testing among pregnant women. Kansas Health Institute News, 03/19/2009“We need to bring back a sense of urgency.” Discussing HIV/AIDS among black women in DC. Newsweek, 03/26/200914-year old girl lobbies Congress to provide federal funding for comprehensive sex education courses. Boston Globe, 03/24/2009

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Cute compacts, right? Well, thanks to the dynamic mother-daughter duo of Marsha Bartenetti and Rachael Sudul of Just In Case Inc, these compacts are actually chic condom cases! Last week, I had the opportunity to talk to half of the team, Rachael, and our conversation covered how everything from social norms to education affects what [...]

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Last week, the FDA approved the FC2 (produced by Female Health Co.), a newer version of the female condom that costs 30% less than the versions available now. According to the press release:The cost of FC1 has remained a key barrier to increased uptake by HIV prevention programs in the U.S. and globally. While numerous studies over [...]

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On Tuesday, Rona Taylor wrote an article for The Huffington Post about the status of NYC women living with HIV/AIDS. Did you know that 10% of all women living with the virus in the United States reside in New York City? She goes on to breakdown that number into some key stats:*90 percent of these [...]

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We are so thankful to everyone that participated in The Red Pump Project, commemorating National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. At the end of the day, we had 105 bloggers Rocking the Red Pump and it was AWESOME! We tried to comment on every Red Pump-related blog post we saw, and are still working [...]

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