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Putting women in the centre of the global HIV response is key to achieving epidemic control

As we celebrated International Women’s Day and applauded the many successes that women have,   and continue to achieve globally, we are also reminded of the many challenges that remain. HIV/AIDS   continues to be one such challenge.


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.


South Africa: Health Department to Investigate 'Forced' Sterilisations of Women Living With HIV

The Department of Health will investigate allegations that women living with HIV were coerced to undergo involuntary sterilisation. Last month, the Commission for Gender Equality released a report on the practice after an investigation that was prompted by a complaint it received in 2015.


Adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa more than twice as likely to acquire HIV

Between 1995 and 2018, the steepest decrease in new HIV infections among women occurred among adolescent girls and young women (aged 15 to 24 years)—a decline of 44% globally.


Winnie Byanyima: End inequality to improve the global HIV response

The HIV/Aids epidemic has always been far more than a health issue. The virus thrives on inequality, insecurity, stigma and discrimination, marginalisation, criminalisation and exclusion.