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Study Shows Men in Zambia Control Women's Use of HIV Prevention Gel

Microbicides are being heralded as a way to empower women and protect themselves against the HIV, giving women autonomy over their own sexual health. Yet, a recent study in Zambia found that men still yield influence over the use of microbicides due to the role of men as decision-makers of the household. 

Theron Dreams of AIDS Free South Africa

Recently, actress Charlize Theron has supported the Choma Dreams Cafe, a place that aims to empower adolescent girls by providing them access to education, life skills, mentorship and HIV prevention tips. Theron believes that gender inequality and poverty play a major role in the spread of HIV and such programs can prevent new infections.

HIV Rates of Women Increasing in Iran

Kambiz Mehzari, Advisor to the Committee on AIDS Prevention and Control, noted that over one third of newly infected people are women. The infection used to be more prevalent in men but it has recently been infecting more and more women, Mehzari added.

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Exploring Factors Associated with ART Adherence and Retention in Care under Option B+ Strategy in Malawi: A Qualitative Study

This qualitative study examines women's experiences with antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence and...

Joint United Nations Statement on Ending Discrimination in Health Care Settings

The Joint Statement on Ending Discrimination in Health Care Settings, signed by twelve United...

Global Accelerated Action for the Health of Adolescents (AA-HA!): Guidance to Support Country Implementation

Adolescents are one sixth of the world's population and account for 6% of the world's global burden...

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