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The Faceless Epidemic: Where are the Women with HIV?

In the United States, women make up approximately 25 percent of the people living with HIV. Globally, the statistics are quite different: 52 percent of the people living with HIV are women.


It's Time for the Next Generation of HIV Activists to Lead

Young African-American women must be at the forefront of the reproductive justice movement as they are more likely to receive an HIV diagnosis, to die during childbirth and receive a late cervical cancer diagnosis.


Stigma Towards Women living with HIV Blocks Efforts to Prevent Mother-to-Child Transmission

Research involving mother-to-child outreach workers in India describes numerous and persistent challenges facing pregnant and breastfeeding women living with HIV, the most widely discussed being HIV-related stigma.


Why Young South African Women Are So Vulnerable To HIV

Adolescent girls and young women in South Africa are more susceptible to contracting HIV than their male counterparts. This article takes a gendered look at the HIV epidemic and the challenges adolescent girls and young women face which contribute to high rates of new infections among this demographic.


HIV in Indigenous Women: Underlying Causes and Unsuccessful Resources

Tina Nash, a health promotion facilitator in Alberta, Canada, explains the role HIV status plays when it comes to decisions Indigenous women living with HIV make around their sexual and reproductive health.


Skills Development is Key to Reducing HIV Among Girls

The First Lady of Ghana has called for education and skills development programmes to empower young women and girls and so they are better informed to take decisions about their sexuality and prevent HIV.


Back to School: Educating Girls to Fight HIV

A quality education is essential for children, but for girls at risk of HIV, it is a necessary and lifesaving measure. Girls and young women across the world remain one of the most vulnerable populations for HIV.


Male Involvement in Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV Prevention

This project, a sub-project of the DREAMS programme in Zimbabwe, came about to help reduce new HIV infections among adolescents and young girls (ages 14-24) by promoting healthy behaviours among men.


AIDS deaths, more people living with HIV, women at highest risk in India

India's newly released HIV/AIDS Estimation report finds an increase in the number of people living with HIV, AIDS-related deaths and that over 42% of people living with HIV are women.


We Know How! Responding to HIV and the Youth Bulge with Youth Voices

Young women (15-24 years) in sub-Saharan Africa are eight times more likely to be living with HIV than their male counterparts. The time has come to think innovatively about how to reach young people and meet their needs.


Women: At the heart of the HIV response for children

For over two decades, women constitute the largest share of caregivers, community-level workers and volunteers who provide critical HIV prevention, treatment and support services both inside and outside their families.


The Feminisation of HIV and AIDS

If the battle to eradicate AIDS in this lifetime is to be won, there is a need for urgent transformation of the structural causes of inequality that render women vulnerable to infection and the advancement of women's rights.


Women are Twice as Likely to be living with HIV in Post-Conflict Uganda

Women with mental health issues were also found to be more than twice as likely to be living with HIV, compared to other women.


Zathu Wins Breakthrough HIV Prevention Award at AIDS 2018

Girl Effect’s youth brand in Malawi has been recognised at the AIDS 2018 pre-conference by winning a Demand Creation Challenge award for best-in-class innovative, high-impact communication-based approaches to HIV prevention.


Zathu Wins Breakthrough HIV Prevention Award at AIDS 2018

Girl Effect’s youth brand in Malawi has been recognised at the AIDS 2018 pre-conference by winning a Demand Creation Challenge award for best-in-class innovative, high-impact communication-based approaches to HIV prevention.


We Need to Break Down Barriers for Adolescent Girls living with HIV: Here's How.

Adolescent girls living with HIV face significant barriers, including stigma and harmful gender norms, which often lead to isolation from their families and communities and a lack of the social support they need.


1,400 Girls Enrolled in HIV Prevention Initiative

DREAMS Namibia is an initiative that empowers adolescent girls and young women to remain HIV-free and fully achieve their potential by addressing structural drivers that increase girls' HIV risk, including gender inequality.


To End the HIV Epidemic, Focus on Sexual Violence Prevention

Preventing HIV among girls and young women demands a more ambitious, holistic and flexible approach approach: one that includes attention to sexual and gender-based violence.


Eastern and Southern Africa Remain Highly Affected by HIV

Gender inequalities and gender-based violence, combined with physiological factors, and restrictive laws around access to sexual and reproductive health services place women and girls in the region at high risk of HIV infection.


Making an HIV-Free Future Possible for Girls

In KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa where girls are disproportionately affected by HIV, nurse Felicity Basson works with the DREAMS programme to provide girls with knowledge, support and information about their rights and services in order to prevent and manage HIV infections.