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In battle against HIV women must bring men along

Women need men to be more interested in learning their HIV status. Research has also shown that women take their antiretroviral medication in a timely manner.


Message from the UNAIDS Executive Director on Zero Discrimination Day and International Women's Day

As the Executive Director of UNAIDS, I lead the work of the United Nations to tackle AIDS. I’m also someone who has lost family members to AIDS. This is personal.


Half of Pregnant Women With HIV Not Prescribed Recommended Antiretroviral Therapy

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) prescribing practices in the United States do not align with current national guidelines for approximately half of pregnant women with HIV, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.


UNAIDS and IAEA forge a powerful partnership against the interlinked diseases of cervical cancer and HIV

7 February 2020 UNAIDS and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have joined forces to increase action against cervical cancer and HIV. In a memorandum of understanding signed following an event to mark World Cancer Day at the headquarters of IAEA in Vienna, Austria, the two organizations pledged to scale up and expand services for adolescent girls and women affected by the two diseases. Read the full article here


Report: South African State Hospitals 'Forcibly' Sterilized Women With HIV

State hospitals in South Africa have sterilized some pregnant HIV-Positive  women without their consent, according to an investigation by the government’s Commission for Gender Equality.


Letters to the Editor: New report says unpaid work of women now a global crisis

A new report says the unpaid work of women has created a wealth gap that is causing a crisis in economic development and hampering economic growth.


I am Generation Equality: Nicholas Niwagaba, young leader, human rights advocate

I  am Generation Equality because… I grew up in a community where HIV stigma was high, and I saw the effects firsthand. HIV information and services were not available, and I saw many of my friends and family members succumb to AIDS. 


Cultural inequalities towards women expose them to HIV infection

Restricted social autonomy of women can reduce their ability to access sexual health and HIV services. Less-educated women may be less knowledgeable about risks and therefore, more prone to adopt risky behaviours.


For African women at risk of HIV, a woke world is still sound asleep

The arrival in 2012 of a daily pill to prevent HIV infection was widely hailed as a breakthrough that could drive new infections worldwide to very low levels. Eight years later, it is having a strong impact in some places and little or none in others.


Church related hospitals fight GBV

The Zimbabwe Association of Church-related Hospitals (ZACH) has held its annual conference in Harare early this week. The conference evolved around issues of gender-based violence (GBV) and HIV emerging from SASA communities. Sasa is a Kiswahili word that means now (now is the time to prevent violence).


Black Women HIV Rates Decline, But Is It Progress?

Unfortunately, Black and brown women continue to be the hardest hit female demographic in terms of new HIV diagnoses.


19 000 Domestic Violence Cases Reported In 2019 Musasa Project

Presenting a paper on ‘Sexual and Gender Based Violence The Relationship with HIV’, Musasa Project legal officer Tinashe Chitunhu, said there was a huge link between sexual domestic violence and HIV/AIDS.


#InSpiteOf campaign reached more than a million people

#InSpiteOf, a social media campaign featuring the right of women living with HIV in eastern Europe and central Asia to live with dignity and respect, has reached more than a million people.


Africa: UNAIDS Technical Support Identifies Human Rights, Gender Barriers and Strengthens Global Fund Grants

There is increased recognition that removing human rights- and gender-related barriers to accessing HIV- and other health services by populations living with and affected by HIV, is a prerequisite for ending AIDS, reaching Universal Health Coverage, reducing inequalities, and achieving many other Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.


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.