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HIV and Cervical Cancer

Epidemics of HIV and HPV are inherently interconnected, and when they meet in the context of weak health systems, their effects serve to amplify each other. Gender inequality, intimate partner violence, inequitable laws and harmful traditional practices reinforce power dynamics between men and women and set up a challenging environment for...


What Women Want: Demands for Quality Healthcare for Women and Girls

The What Women Want campaign is reaching out to 1 million women and girls worldwide on their top priority for quality maternal, reproductive and sexual health care.


Advancing global health and strengthening the HIV response in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals

The Commission explores key domains in global health with relevance to HIV and proposes ways forward for invigorated and sustainable global health effort, including meeting the needs of women in the HIV response.


How empowered are girls/young women in their sexual relationships? Relationship power, HIV risk, and partner violence in Kenya

This analysis uses survey data from the DREAMS programme to understand the relationship power dynamics adolescent girls and young women face in relation to select health outcomes including HIV risk and exposure to intimate partner violence.


Time to realise our sexual and reproductive health and rights

This Comment was written by women living with HIV previously involved in a global values and preferences survey on the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) priorities of women living with HIV in response to the Lancet Global Health's article on "Investing in sexual and reproductive health and rights to reach HIV and universal health...


Investing in sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls to reach HIV and UHC goals

Huge gaps in access to basic sexual and reproductive health services, pose serious challenges to achieving universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030. These gaps in access are heightened by reduced financing for international development and highlight the importance and urgency of strengthening linkages between HIV and sexual and reproductive health...


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.


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.


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.


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.