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Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free

Ending the AIDS epidemic among children, adolescents and young women requires ambitious targets and a Super-Fast-Track approach. Building on the successes of the Global Plan towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015 and keeping their mothers alive, UNAIDS, the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief...


Walking in Our Shoes: Perspectives of Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women living with HIV

This community-led study in Malawi, Uganda and Zambia sought to understand the factors that facilitate women living with HIV to adhere to treatment and return to health facilities for routine care, from their own perspective.


International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education: An Evidence-Informed Approach

This updated guidance promotes health and well-being, respect for human rights and gender equality and the empowerment of children and young people to lead healthy, safe and productive lives.


UN Women Policy Spotlight on HIV and AIDS

UN Women's Director of Policy, Purna Sen, speaks with UN Women Policy Specialist Elena Kudravtseva on women living with HIV and AIDS.


HER: HIV Epidemic Response for Women and Girls

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has launched the 'HER' Initiative, which aims to reduce new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women by 58 percent in 13 African countries, over the next 5 years.


#WhatWomenWant: A Toolkit for Putting Accountability into Action

This toolkit provides a framework to put women and girls at the center and bring a feminist, gender transformative lens across policy development, programme implementation, research, strategies and initiatives.


Status of HIV Epidemic Control Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women Aged 15–24 Years — Seven African Countries, 2015–2017

In this report, analysis of data from seven countries in Eastern and Southern Africa found that only 46% of young women living with HIV were aware of their status and of those on anti-retroviral treatment, 45% had reached viral suppression.


As the HIV Epidemic among Young Women Grows, Can We Look to the SDGs to Reverse the Trend?

To end the growing HIV epidemic among young women, human rights violations must be addressed. The Sustainable Development Goals have the potential to help, but only if political barriers are overcome and a rights-based approach is integrated.


Human Rights of Women Living with HIV in Ukraine: Findings of Community-based research through the lens of CEDAW

This publication focuses on HIV prevention and treatment as not only a public health problem but also the factors that may lead to infection such as gender inequality and gender-based violence.


Providing Oral PrEP Video Series: Lessons from the Field

Oral PrEP will reach women who need it if PrEP programs are well-supported and prepared. A collaboration between LVCT Health in Kenya and AVAC, through the USAID-funded OPTIONS Consortium, this video series shows how LVCT Health made changes at the site level and helped women interested in oral PrEP overcome recurring barriers to uptake and...


In Women’s Eyes: Key Barriers to Women’s Access to HIV Treatment and a Rights-Based Approach to their Sustained Well-Being

In this study, women's key barriers in access to HIV treatment was reviewed through a literature review, focus group discussions and interviews and country case studies. The results presented are based on women's own experiences and recommendations are proposed regarding laws, policies and programmes which are rights-based, gendered and embrace...


Action Linking Initiatives on Violence Against Women and HIV Everywhere ALIV[H]E Framework

The ALIV[H]E Framework was developed to support NGO's to strengthen responses and widen the evidence base on what works to reduce violence against women in the context of HIV.


2017 PEPFAR Latest Global Results

The latest update from PEPFAR shares many successes from their Global Results, including their DREAMS program to prevent HIV infection among adolescent girls and young women.


Right to Health

UNAIDS’ Right to health report makes it clear that states have basic human rights obligations to respect, protect and fulfil the right to health. The report gives voice to the communities most affected by HIV on what the right to health means to them.


Creating a Culture of Evidence Use: Using an Innovative Knowledge Translation Platform to Inform HIV/AIDS Programming for Women and Girls

This paper reviews the evidence for how the What Works for Women and Girls: Evidence for HIV/AIDS Interventions knowledge translation platform has made a difference in the global AIDS response.


Ending AIDS: Progress Towards the 90-90-90 Targets

This report gives a detailed analysis of progress and challenges towards achieving the 90-90-90 targets. It shows that, for the first time, over of half all people living with HIV have access to HIV-related treatment.


Sexual partnership age pairings and risk of HIV acquisition in rural South Africa

This study aims to move beyond ‘relative age gaps’ to address how much ‘specific age groups’ contribute to HIV risk in men and women in South Africa.


Technical Brief on HIV, Human Rights and Gender Equality

The purpose of this Technical Brief is to assist Global Fund applicants in their efforts to include and expand programs to remove human rights and gender-related barriers to HIV prevention, diagnosis and treatment services.


The Global Fund Results Report 2017

This report highlights the need to address new HIV infections in adolescent girls and young women.


HIV/AIDS National Strategic Plans of Sub-Saharan African Countries: An Analysis for Gender Equality and Sex-Disaggregated HIV Targets

This analysis reveals a need to set disagreggated target to align an effective HIV response with gender equality priorities.