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Women, HIV and the Criminal Justice System in the US

Adequate HIV knowledge, prevention, treatment and care services for women in the US criminal justice system is critical, as they are are disproportionately affected by HIV compared to the general population.


Using Innovative Approaches to Fight HIV and AIDS

The Community Rights and Gender Meeting hosted in Ghana focused on adopting innovative approaches to end HIV and AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Discussions focused around human rights and developing gender-responsive instruments to reduce HIV among adolescent girls and young women.


First Lady of Zimbabwe Signs Declaration on HIV and Tuberculosis

Ms. Mnangagwa signed the Declaration and stressed the importance of health education, appropriate information for behaviour change and use of prevention services for HIV and tuberculosis.


New Project Promotes Healthy Sexuality for Women living with HIV

Allison Carter, a health sciences researcher, is launching a new feminist, sex-positive website and social media project that aims to normalize sex and reduce stigma and fear for women living with HIV. Her research comes from a cohort study which indicated that over 80% of women living with HIV in Canada have experienced some form of violence.


Researchers Working on New Way to Prevent HIV Infection in Women

University of Waterloo researchers are working on a new way to prevent women from becoming infected with HIV. Due to socio-cultural factors, they are often unable to negotiate condom usage. The team is looking at long-term methods to protect women from infection.


Women living with HIV are Invisible in our Society but We are Working Towards Equality

‘Invisible No Longer’, the latest report from Terrence Higgins Trust and the Sophia Forum, has shed a light on a number of issues that impact women living with HIV in the UK - particularly violence.


Join the Fight with Eve for Life

Based in Jamaica, Eve for Life is a non-governmental organization which provides psycho-social support and improving sexual and reproductive health and rights for women and girls living with or affected by HIV.


South Africa Pushes to Combat HIV Among Young Women and Girls

Experts in South Africa are grappling for ways to reduce age-disparate relationships to slow HIV infection rates in young women, reduce violence towards young women and girls and support them to stay in school.


WHO Introduces New Guidelines To Reduce HIV Among Young Women

The WHO/PAHO introduced the 'Consolidated Guideline on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women Living with HIV' to the Jamaican multi-sectoral HIV response group to create an enabling environment for women and girls living with HIV.


Tackling Urgent Health Inequalities

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation held a town hall meeting in Makrudi, Nigeria to bring women together to hear health challenges they face daily in the context of HIV. The topmost agenda was to discuss health inequalities women face in relation to accessing quality HIV services and care.


Slowdown in HIV/AIDS Progress Puts Focus on Young Women

Public-health leaders in the fight against HIV/AIDS have come to an ominous realization: Progress in cutting new infections has slowed, in part because of a persistent cycle of transmission among young women in sub-Saharan Africa.


Why Women with HIV are Persistently Invisible and How We Can Challenge It

At an event for women living with HIV in the United Kingdom, participants discussed the challenges women living with HIV face including: poverty, barriers to health care, little support in their roles as care takers, less powerful positions to negotiate relationships and gender-based violence.


Widows, Land and Power

In many countries, laws and social norms put women and girls at a disadvantage when it comes to land inheritance, ownership and control. A study of nine African countries found that the HIV epidemic made the disinheritance of widows worse, as many of them were blamed for allegedly infecting their husbands with the virus.


The International Community of Women Living with HIV: Nothing For Us, Without Us

In honor of International Women's Day, the ICW released a report exploring pregnant and breastfeeding women's access to HIV treatment and services, with a focus on rights, dignity and support in care.


Preliminary Trial Results Could Offer Women a New HIV Prevention Option

Mid-way results from from two studies show that a vaginal ring releasing long-acting antiretroviral medicine to prevent HIV is up to 54% effective in preventing HIV infections among women. The ring can give women an additional prevention option that is discreet and they can control.


International Women's Day 2018: A Healthy World Starts with Healthy Women

The International Partnership for Microbicides urges us to work together to prevent HIV and provide sexual and reproductive health and rights to women, so they have the opportunity to stay healthy and achieve their goals.


Advancing Gender Equality in the HIV Response

This International Women's Day, the Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria highlights the importance of addressing harmful gender norms and discrimination which affect women and girls vulnerability to HIV.


#SheDecides – A Movement for Women's Empowerment for HIV Prevention

The power of SheDecides is its emphasis on gender equality and women's empowerment, linking these rights with wider Sustainable Development goals, including HIV prevention.


NYC launches PrEP Campaign to Combat HIV rise in Black and Latina Women

To respond to increasing HIV infections among women in New York City, the Department of Health has started a public health campaign to encourage women to use HIV prevention medication, or pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).


Women living with HIV in Ukraine Face Increased Risk of Gender-based Violence and Stigma

This article discusses the links between HIV and gender-based violence and the effects of stigma and discrimination women living with HIV face.