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Allison Carter

Feminist researcher, writer, and activist with a focus on sexuality, health, and human rights.

Dr. Allie Carter has been engaged in research to advance women's sexual health and rights for nearly a decade, with a particular focus on hidden and under-served communities. She received her MPH and PhD at Simon Fraser University in Canada and worked previously at the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. She is presently a Lecturer in Sexual Health at the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales. Allie has published over 30 scientific articles and her work has appeared in CBC, CTV, The Star, Ravishly, and much more. She has a deep passion for communicating science through narrative and is the founding co-editor of Life and Love with HIV, a blog and online community for women and couples around the globe to share stories about sex and love. Allie is currently writing her first book. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram (@DrAllieCarter).
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The Politics Of Sex For Women Living With HIV

"If I have sex, I could go to jail." This is the reality of life for women living with HIV in Canada. It's a story I heard a few weeks ago from an African woman who had recently immigrated to Vancouver and is now faced with the profoundly isolating experience of being a Black HIV-positive woman in Canadian society.
04/10/2017 12:36 EDT
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The Science Of Love, Sex And Hot Chocolate

Valentine's Day is around the corner. You may be searching for love, falling in love, making sweet love, or sick of love. Like it or hate it, single or coupled, February 14 can be hard to ignore. Whatever camp you're in, recent studies on those in relationships and those who are single have discovered some interesting answers to questions you may be wondering about.
02/07/2017 02:11 EST
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Are Parents Having The Sex Talk With Their Kids?

Sparking such dialogue on a range of topics including more intricate and positive aspects of sexuality -- gender, sexual diversity, knowing your body, consent, respect, open communication, pleasure, mutuality, and the feeling of being loved, to name a few -- may not only be important in lowering sexual risk but also maximizing sexual rewards.
01/11/2017 04:41 EST
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Women Living With HIV Aim to Break the Glass Ceiling

A recent Canadian study of women living with HIV aims to break this glass ceiling, shedding important light on what opportunities exist and what barriers persist towards closing the gap for women living with HIV, a highly underserved community both in Canada and around the world.
12/06/2014 12:33 EST
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Keeping Women at the Forefront in the Fight Against HIV

As millions celebrate International Women's Day this March 8, it's worth reflecting on where gaps remain in addressing gender issues in the spread of and response to HIV. The face of HIV has changed dramatically since the early years of the epidemic. Women now represent more than half of all people living with HIV worldwide.
03/06/2014 06:11 EST