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Why African Health Policy Needs Gender Equality

Gender inequality is arguably the prominent cause of the higher incidence of women's morbidity and mortality from communicable diseases in Africa. Regarding HIV, one of the key communicable diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, most newly diagnosed people are women. Biological issues associated with HIV transmission can account for some of these differences, but gender norms play a major role.


Kenyan Health Advocates Reach out to Women to Boost War Against HIV and AIDS

A new initiative involves large-scale clinical trials for an injectable pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among uninfected women. If successful, the trials will give the war on HIV the much needed boost to control new infection. Through such trials, the development of safe alternative options for PreP could increase HIV prevention choices for women.


Survey Across 7 African Countries Finds Young Women and Girls Less than Halfway to UNAIDS 2020 Goal

The findings revealed that only 46% of girls and young women living with HIV were aware of their status and just 45% were virally suppressed. However, researchers found a high proportion of viral suppression among those aware of their infection. New interventions to link young women and girls to testing services and same-day treatment initiation is critical.


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Recent Resource

Human Rights of Women Living with HIV in Ukraine: Findings of Community-based research through the lens of CEDAW

This publication focuses on HIV prevention and treatment as not only a public health problem but...

Providing Oral PrEP Video Series: Lessons from the Field

Oral PrEP will reach women who need it if PrEP programs are well-supported and prepared. A...

In Women’s Eyes: Key Barriers to Women’s Access to HIV Treatment and a Rights-Based Approach to their Sustained Well-Being

In this study, women's key barriers in access to HIV treatment was reviewed through a literature...

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