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Can relationship-based approaches improve uptake of HIV-prevention among serodiscordant couples in Tanzania?

Interview research in Kisarawe, Tanzania has found that heterosexual, serodiscordant couples (where one partner has HIV and the other does not) tend to make joint decisions about HIV prevention and treatment, suggesting that pairs often make decisions about HIV-prevention together and that working with both partners could increase PrEP and ART access.  Read the full article here .


5 Young Activists Making Generation Equality a Reality

Global Citizen spoke to five members of the Generation Equality Forum Youth Task Force about what they hope to bring to the Generation Equality Forum, the gender equality issues they care about most, and how they would like to see young people stand up to achieve gender equality in our lifetime.  Read the full article here .


Gender equality and justice critical for ending AIDS

On 10 June, representatives of the United Nations, Member States, young women’s movements and civil society laid out strategic pathways for advancing gender justice and women’s rights and agency at a thematic panel, Advancing Gender Equality and Empowering Women and Girls in the AIDS Response, held during the United Nations High-Level Meeting on AIDS.


The ‘Education Plus’ Initiative (2021-2025) – Empowerment of adolescent girls and young women in Sub-Saharan Africa

Jointly led by UNAIDS, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women, the ‘Education Plus’ initiative is a high-profile, high-level political advocacy drive to accelerate actions and investments to prevent HIV, centred on the empowerment of adolescent girls and young women and the achievement of gender equality in sub-Saharan Africa—with secondary education as the strategic entry point. Read the full article here .


55,000 women infected with HIV/AIDS weekly - UNAIDS

According to findings released through the latest 2020 survey by the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), around 55,000 women and girls between 15 and 24 years get infected with HIV/AIDS globally every week. The UNAIDS data reveals that more than one third (35 per cent) of women around the world get infected with HIV/AIDS as a result of experiencing physical and sexual violence by an intimate partner or a non-partner at some point in...


Forty years on and new UNAIDS report gives evidence that we can end AIDS

Four decades after the first cases of AIDS were reported, new data from UNAIDS show that dozens of countries achieved or exceed the 2020 targets set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2016—evidence that the targets were not just aspirational but achievable. Young women in sub-Saharan Africa, however, continue to be left behind. Six out of seven new HIV infections among adolescents aged 15–19 years in the region are among girls....


United Nations Secretary-General calls for a greater focus on ending inequalities to end AIDS

Forty years since the first AIDS cases were reported and just weeks before the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on AIDS, the United Nations Secretary-General has released a new report with recommendations and targets to get the world back on track to end AIDS. Read the full article here .


Statement: Rebuilding better together to end AIDS for women and girls

Statement: Rebuilding better together to end AIDS for women and girls Statement by UN Women on World AIDS Day, 1 December Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 On this World AIDS Day we have good news to reflect on: according to the UNAIDS Global AIDS Update more women are on life-saving treatment than ever; and there has been steady progress, though still fragile, in reducing new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths among women in several...


Coronavirus lockdowns seen increasing HIV risk to women and girls

Coronavirus lockdowns have hindered the fight against HIV infection in women and girls globally by limiting their access to education and protection from sexual violence. Governments' focus on tackling the pandemic has also shifted attention and resources away from protecting vulnerable populations from HIV, according to a study by the Joint United Nations Program on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS).


We can’t forget women as we tell the story of covid-19 – By failing to include them, we skewed our understanding of HIV/AIDS

Women who have been medical (and political) subjects of HIV/AIDS also have much to teach us during our current pandemic. Historically, women have been at the forefront of fighting to keep communities and families healthy.