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Cash transfer schemes reduce the chances of adolescent girls and young women contracting HIV

Efforts aimed at redressing gender inequalities and socioeconomic inequities can mitigate factors that fuel the HIV epidemic.


Kenya: Global Fund Boosts Kenya HIV Kitty With USD 420 Million

The Global Fund, the body that finances the world's HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria programmes, has given Kenya Ksh42 billion (USD 420 million) to cover the intervening years to 2024


Spousal Inheritance Fuels Spread Of AIDS in Zimbabwe

17 January 2020 "A woman, the wife in particular, here in Zimbabwe, is being inherited like property after her husband dies even from AIDS, automatically becoming a wife of a husband’s relative who she never knew either had AIDS or not, thus putting herself at risk," Read the full article online here .


UNODC trainings to benefit women inmates

14 January 2020  The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has rolled out a series of trainings to build the capacity of penitentiaries from SADC Member States to uphold human rights and respond to HIV, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) that disproportionately affect women inmates. The trainings are set to be offered in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique and Malawi. Read the full article online here .


Nigeria: UN Agency Trains, Empowers 300 HIV Positive, Displaced Women in Skills, Arts

18 December 2019 The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, UN Women, has trained and empowered 300 vulnerable Nigerian women residing in Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camps and those living with HIV/AIDS. Read the full article online here .


Malaysian AIDS Foundation to Launch Scheme to Help Women living with HIV

To address gender and socio-economic disparities and socio-health determinants among women living with HIV, the Foundation is organizing a fundraising gala on International Women's Day.


USAID Donates N$240 Million to Fight HIV in Namibia

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has donated N$240 million to Namibia to reduce new HIV infections among young women and adolescent girls.


DREAMS Program Inspires Young Women in Namibia

The Ambassador of the United States of America to Namibia, Lisa Johnson, recently inspired young women to realize their full potential through an evidence-based programme intended to reduce new HIV infections among teens and young women. 


HIV Non-disclosure Laws Perpetuate Social Injustices Against Women in Canada

Many women living with HIV have little knowledge of Canada's non-disclosure law, which contributes to increased HIV-related stigma, social injustices and vulnerability to violence for women living with HIV, argue Dr. Saara Greene and colleagues.


HIV Testing Consent Age Set for Review in Tanzania

With teenage girls increasingly being infected with HIV, Section 431 of the Tanzania HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Act will be revised to allow adolescent girls, aged 15 years and older, to undergo testing. 


Young Women at the Epicenter of HIV

On World AIDS Day, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria put a spotlight on young, South African women growing up at the epicenter of the HIV epidemic.


Designing Real-World HIV Prevention for Women

The HIV risk of women isn't explained through biology alone. The spread of HIV reflects the vulnerabilities and inequalities of what it means to live as a woman today.


Advocating Safer Sex Isn't Enough To Prevent HIV Among Women

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.


United Nations Secretary General's World AIDS Day Message for 2018

The Secretary-General urges the scaling up of testing for HIV; enabling more people to access treatment; increasing resources needed to prevent new infections; and to end HIV-related stigma.


On World AIDS Day, We Won't Stop Until Women are Empowered to Protect Themselves from HIV

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.


World AIDS Day 2018 message by UNAIDS Executive Director, Michel Sidibé

The Executive Director notes the importance of people knowing their HIV status so they can access the treatment they need or the knowledge on how to prevent new infections.


Cityzens Giving Spotlight: Kilfi

Kenya has the fourth-largest HIV epidemic in the world and adolescent girls and young women account for up to 21% of all new HIV infections.


Jamaica's 'Eve for Life' Gets Funding to Work with Women Living with HIV

The non-governmental organization has recently received funding from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation to coordinate new programmes to prevent HIV among adolescent girls and young women.


The Film Shining a Light on the Struggles of Tanzanian Women living with HIV

In a country with significant gender inequality, women are more likely to have older partners and get married at a younger age - and often do not have education or agency to insist on safe sex.


Stigma Towards Women living with HIV Blocks Efforts to Prevent Mother-to-Child Transmission

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.