Gender Matters: Overcoming Gender-Related Barriers to Prevent New HIV Infections Among Children and Keep their Mothers Alive

Publish Year : 2014
Publisher : UNAIDS
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Description :

This report discusses the need for women, particularly pregnant women, and children living with HIV to be receive adequate medical care and for there to be increased HIV prevention services for women in high-burden countries. In this paper, there is a strong focus on gender barriers women face in preventing or treating HIV such as: stigma against women living with HIV, gender power relations, fear of violence and abandonment, cultural gender roles regarding pregnancy, community perceptions around modern medicine, and more.

  


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