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Rape drives HIV and depression

Sexual violence plays a significant role in HIV infection and depression, according to ground-breaking research with women living in Rustenburg. The research, conducted by humanitarian organisation Medicins sans Frontieres (MSF), involved a sample of 800 women. “Opportunities are missed each day to prevent HIV infection, psychological trauma, and unwanted pregnancy for victims of sexual violence...


Empowering Women With HIV: An Interview With Activist Naina Khanna

Naina Khanna is the executive director of Positive Women's Network - USA (PWN-USA), a national organization that advocates for local, state, and federal policies and programs for women living with HIV. She was diagnosed with HIV in 2002 and has been working in the field since 2005. Roughly 1 in 4 people living with HIV in the United States are women, according to the Centers for Disease Control...


2 Ugandan Young Women Get Infected With HIV Every hour

The HIV situation in Uganda calls for renewed and urgent action. This is after a new study revealed that every single hour, 2 young women get infected with HIV in Uganda which puts the prevalence of HIV among adolescent girls at 9.1% compared to the national prevalence of 7.3%. This was highlighted at the end of a UNAIDS Global Review Mission to Uganda which held multi stakeholder consultations in...


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Recent Resource

Friendship Networks and HIV Risk Among Young Women in South Africa

Friends may be an important influence for young women's risk of HIV infection as they serve as a...

Building a Safe House on Firm Ground

This report illustrates key findings from a 'Global Values and Preferences Survey' regarding the...

Gender, Rights, and Diversity: Making the Global Fund Work for Women

This article examines opportunities for women to engage with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS,...

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