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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.


Ministry of Tanzania Plans HIV Initiative for Young Women

In Tanzania, a joint programme with the Ministry of Health, civil society organizations and the Global Fund is being piloted to combat HIV among adolescent girls and young women in the regions of Singida, Dodoma and Morogoro.