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Designing Real-World HIV Prevention for Women

The HIV risk of women isn't explained through biology alone. The spread of HIV reflects the vulnerabilities and inequalities of what it means to live as a woman today.


Young Women at the Epicenter of HIV

On World AIDS Day, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria put a spotlight on young, South African women growing up at the epicenter of the HIV epidemic.


Advocating Safer Sex Isn't Enough To Prevent HIV Among Women

When it comes to women, gender inequality and unbalanced power relations are the real drivers of HIV transmission, requiring us to look at HIV among women from a social rather than a purely health-based lens.


United Nations Secretary General's World AIDS Day Message for 2018

The Secretary-General urges the scaling up of testing for HIV; enabling more people to access treatment; increasing resources needed to prevent new infections; and to end HIV-related stigma.


On World AIDS Day, We Won't Stop Until Women are Empowered to Protect Themselves from HIV

This World AIDS Day, the International Partnership for Microbicides focuses on closing the prevention gap for women and urges governments, donors, implementers, researchers and civil society to make it happen.


World AIDS Day 2018 message by UNAIDS Executive Director, Michel Sidibé

The Executive Director notes the importance of people knowing their HIV status so they can access the treatment they need or the knowledge on how to prevent new infections.


Cityzens Giving Spotlight: Kilfi

Kenya has the fourth-largest HIV epidemic in the world and adolescent girls and young women account for up to 21% of all new HIV infections.


Jamaica's 'Eve for Life' Gets Funding to Work with Women Living with HIV

The non-governmental organization has recently received funding from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation to coordinate new programmes to prevent HIV among adolescent girls and young women.


The Film Shining a Light on the Struggles of Tanzanian Women living with HIV

In a country with significant gender inequality, women are more likely to have older partners and get married at a younger age - and often do not have education or agency to insist on safe sex.


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.