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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...


Consolidated Guideline on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women living with HIV

This executive summary provides organizations, institutions, and individuals existing guidance, new recommendations, and good practice to better address the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women living with HIV (WLHIV). It is geared towards providing health care workers, programme managers, and public health policy makers...


Gender, Rights, and Diversity: Making the Global Fund Work for Women

This article examines opportunities for women to engage with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. Suggestions are made for the community, national, and global levels. Insight and discussions are included from collaborations of various organizations including: AIDS Legal Network, ATHENA Network, Access Chapter 2 South Africa,...


Immigrant Women & HIV: Briefing Paper

This policy brief explores the health of immigrant women in the United States living with HIV or vulnerable to acquiring HIV. It identifies research priorities and policy recommendations to better address immigrant women's needs and improve prevention and treatment efforts for them.


Women and HIV

This page provides an important overview of why adolescent girls and young women are at a much higher risk of HIV than men in many regions. It addresses issues from eco-systemic levels, such as violence, lack of access to health care and education, and lack of legal recognition. It also provides recent statistics and examples about women and HIV. 


Sexual and Reproductive Health for HIV-Positive Women and Adolescent Girls

Sexual and reproductive health services for HIV-positive women and adolescent girls are limited, often due to low priority of services and discrimination against people living with HIV. This manual illustrates links between HIV, sexual and reproductive health, and gender inequalities faced by HIV-positive women and their families.


Understanding the Promise: Considering the Experiences of Women Living with HIV to Maximize Effectiveness of HIV Prevention Technologies

In this article, women living with HIV in the Unites States summarize the substantial deficits that exist with regard to woman-focused HIV prevention efforts nationally and the policy and practice changes needed to reduce the domestic impact of the HIV epidemic on women and girls. They also outline opportunities for movement in this direction as...


Positive and Pregnant: How Dare You - A Study on Access to Reproductive and Maternal Health Care for Women Living with HIV in Asia

Positive and Pregnant: how dare youis a study on the access to reproductive and maternal health care for women living with HIV in Asia. Undertaken by the Women of the Asia Pacific Network of People...


Women Out Loud: How Women Living with HIV will Help the World End AIDS

Women Out Loud: How Women Living with HIV Will Help the World End AIDS explores the impact of HIV on women and the instrumental role women living with HIV are playing to end AIDS.


Unwanted Pregnancies and Abortion Issues of Social Justice for Women Living with HIV

Despite this guidance from leading UN agencies, safe abortion as a means for women living with HIV to deal with unwanted pregnancies has remained the most neglected area of reproductive health within HIV/AIDS-related policies and programming. This publication calls upon our colleagues in the HIV/AIDS and reproductive health communities -...


Shaping a New Reality: A Vision Document of the Positive Women Network (PWN+), India

The publication traces this journey, capturing the processes that led to the formation of the Positive Women Network and its growth.


Key Findings from an Evaluation of the mothers2mothers Program in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

mothers2mothers (m2m) is a peer support program that aims to provide education and psychosocial support to HIV-positive pregnant women and new mothers, help women access existing health care services to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT), and follow up with mothers and babies to ensure they receive appropriate medical care after...


Common Cause, Collective Strength

This evaluation report describes the impact of support groups of women and children in the States of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi. The participatory evaluation assessed why and how the groups were formed, what helps and what hinders the start-up of support groups, what helps to the keep support groups going, and what hinders support groups....


Women and Girls Living with HIV/AIDS: Overview and Annotated Bibliography

Women's social, economic, and legal disadvantage is exacerbated by a positive HIV status, and vice versa. This report - consisting of an overview and annotated bibliography - considers the specific challenges faced by women and girls who are living with HIV and AIDS.


Better Breastfeeding, Healthier Lives

Breastfeeding, which helps build a baby's immune system, may be the best option for HIV-infected mothers in developing countries, despite the risk of transmitting the virus that causes AIDS to their babies, according to new studies presented at the 14th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. HIV-positive mothers generally are...


WomenLead in the Fight Against AIDS

This 36-page publication is the result of a workshop organized by The Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) that brought together ten women from around the world to discuss their experiences related to HIV/AIDS. It includes an analysis of the gender perspective of HIV/AIDS that came out of this event as well as a summary of...


HIV-infected Women and Their Families: Psychosocial Support

This publication is divided into three sections. Section one provides a synthesis of the reviewed literature on prevention of mother to- child transmission of HIV, voluntary counseling and testing, and other issues that impact on the care, psychosocial support and counseling needs of HIV-infected women and their families in the perinatal period....


Antiretroviral Drugs for Treating Pregnant Women and Preventing HIV

The publication summarizes existing evidence on the use of antiretroviral drugs for preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV and makes recommendations on the choice of regimens in the context of expanding access to antiretroviral treatment. Article can be accessed on-line here in PDF format. To view PDF documents you will need to download and...


Rates, Barriers and Outcomes of HIV Serostatus Disclosure Among Women

This paper synthesizes the rates, barriers, and outcomes of HIV serostatus disclosure among women in developing countries based on 17 studies. Barriers to disclosure included fear of accusations of infidelity, abandonment, discrimination, and violence. The low rates of HIV serostatus disclosure reported among women in antenatal settings have...


Nutrition Counselling, Care and Support for HIV-infected Women

The publication reviews the complex relationship between nutrition and HIV/AIDS, and the scientific evidence on the role of nutrition in HIV transmission, disease progression, morbidity, and disease management. It makes recommendations on nutrition counseling, care and support of HIV-infected women based on current evidence. Article can be accessed...