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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.


Cash Transfers for HIV Prevention: What do Young Women Spend It On?

This study aimed to document spending patterns of young African women receiving cash transfers as part of HIV prevention efforts.


Exploring Factors Associated with ART Adherence and Retention in Care under Option B+ Strategy in Malawi: A Qualitative Study

This qualitative study examines women's experiences with antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence and retention in Option B+ care among 39 pregnant and lactating women in Bwaila Hospital, Lilongwe, Malawi. One of the most important factors influencing adherence and retention was the strength of women’s support systems.


Joint United Nations Statement on Ending Discrimination in Health Care Settings

The Joint Statement on Ending Discrimination in Health Care Settings, signed by twelve United Nations entities, urges stakeholders to take a targeted approach to end discriminatory laws and policies, empower health workers and users of health services, support the accountability and compliance of non-discrimination and implement the United Nations...


Global Accelerated Action for the Health of Adolescents (AA-HA!): Guidance to Support Country Implementation

Adolescents are one sixth of the world's population and account for 6% of the world's global burden of disease and injury. Over 3,000 adolescents die every day from largely preventable causes. In 2015, the top causes of adolescent girls' included HIV/AIDS and maternal conditions. This guidance assists governments to support country implementation...


Hope, Progress and the Power of Prevention

The International Partnership for Microbicides' 2016 Annual Report highlights the dapivirine ring and other milestones to add new tools to women's HIV prevention options.


HIV Risk and Barriers to Care for African-born Immigrant Women

The primary objective of this study was to gain an insight into the strategies that will limit the spread of HIV infection and enhance HIV care among African-born immigrants....


The Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Very Young Adolescents Aged 10–14 in Developing Countries: What Does the Evidence Show?

This report draws on analyses of national survey data and literature review results to provide an overview of the evidence on key aspects of sexual and reproductive health among very young adolescents aged 10–14 living in developing regions. Analyses showed that while most young adolescents report never having experienced sexual intercourse, some...


Exploring the Experiences of Women and Health Care Workers in the Context of PMTCT Option B Plus in Malawi

Malawi has undertaken a "test-and-treat" approach to prevent mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV, known as Option B+. This approach offers all pregnant and breastfeeding women with HIV lifelong antiretroviral therapy (ART) regardless of CD4 count or clinical stage. A cross-sectional, qualitative study explored experiences surrounding Option...


Knowing is Not Enough: Migrant Workers’ Spouses Vulnerability to HIV

A cross-sectional survey among migrants' wives in two rural villages of Chitwan district, Nepal aimed to measure knowledge and attitudes around HIV and STIs and to understand women's risk perception of HIV due to their husbands' sexual behavior. Results found that nearly all (94%) of women had a good knowledge of HIV, yet, nearly half the women...


Integration of Family Planning Services into HIV Care Clinics: Results 1 Year after a Cluster RCT in Kenya

This study aimed to determine if integrated family planning and HIV services led to an increased use of more effective contraception and decreased pregnancy rates. Results found that use of effective contraception increased and incidence of pregnancy decreased in study sites with integrated services, as compared to the control sites.


Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and HIV Programming Among Young People Most Affected by HIV: Lessons From the Link Up Project in Five Countries

An unmet need for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and HIV services is substantial in developing countries, particularly among older adolescent girls and young women. This editorial describes the key lessons from the Link Up project, aimed to improve the SRHR of young people most affected by HIV in five countries of Africa (Burundi,...