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.
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.
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.
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.
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.