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Telling a new story about risk: gender, breastfeeding and broadening the questions on child survival  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol5no2EN.pdf

Argues that breasfeeding should not be seen soley as risky behaviour when looking and studying women, HIV transmission and child survival.

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Published: 2006
Striking to the heart of the matter: selected readings on gender and HIV  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/pdf/Striking_to_the_Heart_of_the_Matter.pdf

Discusses awareness of gender issues and differences with the disease, as well as challenges of understanding the experiences of those at greater risk of HIV.

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Published: 2002
Exclusive breast-feeding and HIV infection

Presents the International Confederation of Midwives' position statement regarding infant feeding options in the presence of HIV infection.

Published: 2002
"Nothing about us without us": greater, meaningful involvement of people who use illegal drugs: a public health, ethical, and hu  
http://www.aidslaw.ca/publications/interfaces/downloadFile.php?ref=1314

Examines why it is important to increase meaningful involvement of people who use illegal drugs in the response to HIV and hepatitis C (HCV), and how this can be done.

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Published: 2005
Challenges in implementing an HIV-I post-exposure prophylaxis program for sexually assaulted persons in Ontario, Canada  
http://www.womensresearch.ca/PDF/programs/HIVPEP/Challenges%20Poster_PRINTER.pdf

Examines the challenges of implementing a program of universal offering HIV post-exposure prophlaxis to at-risk sexually assaulted person's presenting to Ontario's hospital-based Sexual Assault /Domestic Violence Treatment Centres.

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Published: 2006
Gender, HIV/AIDS transmission and impacts: a review of issues and evidence  
http://www.ids.ac.uk/bridge/Reports/re47c.pdf

Argues that gender analysis is central to understanding HIV/AIDS transmission because of its immediate relevance to sexual behaviour.

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Published: 1998
Female-to-female transmission of human immunodeficiency virus  
http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/CID/journal/issues/v36n3/20886/20886.html

Article appears in the 1 February 2003 issue of Clinical Infectious Disease (Vol. 36, No. 3). Describes a case of female-to-female transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Presents the case of a 20-year-old African American woman with no obvious risk factors received a diagnosis of HIV infection, and the genotype of the infecting strain closely matched that of the strain infecting her openly bisexual female partner. Explains that the route of transmission was probably use of sex toys, used vigorously enough to cause exchange of blood-tinged body fluids.

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Published: 2003
HIV and HCV transmission: guidelines for assessing risk: a resource for educators, counsellors and health care providers  
http://www.cdnaids.ca/web/repguide.nsf/24157c30539cee20852566360044448c/bf682de4cf7b55d285256ecb00558c53/$FILE/HIVHCV%20Transmission%20Guidelines%20English.pdf

Offers a framework for judging the levels of risk of HIV transmission through various activities, summarizes the implications of the current medical and scientific evidence on HIV transmission, and discusses risk reduction strategies and psychosocial factors which may affect a person's ability to adopt them. These guidelines are intended for educators, counsellors, health care providers and others who provide information and support about safer sex, substance abuse and HIV transmission in various community settings.

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Published: 2004
Loving safely: a guide to preventing HIV for women over 40 (Punjabi)  
http://www.serc.mb.ca/SERC/content/dload/lovingsafelypanjabi/file/at_download
Provides safer sex messages, in Punjabi, to women over the age of 40, an often over-looked segment of the population at risk for HIV infection. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Microbicides, women and AIDS  
http://data.unaids.org/UNA-docs/GCWA_Microbicides_02Feb04_en.pdf
Deals with microbicides, a method for women to protect themselves from HIV which is currently under development. (See Details)
Published: 2004