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.
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.
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.
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.
Young African-American women must be at the forefront of the reproductive justice movement as they are more likely to receive an HIV diagnosis, to die during childbirth and receive a late cervical cancer diagnosis.
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.
Adolescent girls and young women in South Africa are more susceptible to contracting HIV than their male counterparts. This article takes a gendered look at the HIV epidemic and the challenges adolescent girls and young women face which contribute to high rates of new infections among this demographic.
Tina Nash, a health promotion facilitator in Alberta, Canada, explains the role HIV status plays when it comes to decisions Indigenous women living with HIV make around their sexual and reproductive health.
The First Lady of Ghana has called for education and skills development programmes to empower young women and girls and so they are better informed to take decisions about their sexuality and prevent HIV.