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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.