The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has launched the 'HER' Initiative, which aims to reduce new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women by 58 percent in 13 African countries, over the next 5 years.
To end the growing HIV epidemic among young women, human rights violations must be addressed. The Sustainable Development Goals have the potential to help, but only if political barriers are overcome and a rights-based approach is integrated.
In this report, analysis of data from seven countries in Eastern and Southern Africa found that only 46% of young women living with HIV were aware of their status and of those on anti-retroviral treatment, 45% had reached viral suppression.
This publication focuses on HIV prevention and treatment as not only a public health problem but also the factors that may lead to infection such as gender inequality and gender-based violence.
Oral PrEP will reach women who need it if PrEP programs are well-supported and prepared. A collaboration between LVCT Health in Kenya and AVAC, through the USAID-funded OPTIONS Consortium, this video series shows how LVCT Health made changes at the site level and helped women interested in oral PrEP overcome recurring barriers to uptake and...
In this study, women's key barriers in access to HIV treatment was reviewed through a literature review, focus group discussions and interviews and country case studies. The results presented are based on women's own experiences and recommendations are proposed regarding laws, policies and programmes which are rights-based, gendered and embrace...
The ALIV[H]E Framework was developed to support NGO's to strengthen responses and widen the evidence base on what works to reduce violence against women in the context of HIV.
The latest update from PEPFAR shares many successes from their Global Results, including their DREAMS program to prevent HIV infection among adolescent girls and young women.
This paper reviews the evidence for how the What Works for Women and Girls: Evidence for HIV/AIDS Interventions knowledge translation platform has made a difference in the global AIDS response.
UNAIDS’ Right to health report makes it clear that states have basic human rights obligations to respect, protect and fulfil the right to health. The report gives voice to the communities most affected by HIV on what the right to health means to them.
This report gives a detailed analysis of progress and challenges towards achieving the 90-90-90 targets. It shows that, for the first time, over of half all people living with HIV have access to HIV-related treatment.
The purpose of this Technical Brief is to assist Global Fund applicants in their efforts to include and expand programs to remove human rights and gender-related barriers to HIV prevention, diagnosis and treatment services.
This study aims to move beyond ‘relative age gaps’ to address how much ‘specific age groups’ contribute to HIV risk in men and women in South Africa.
This report highlights the need to address new HIV infections in adolescent girls and young women.
This analysis reveals a need to set disagreggated target to align an effective HIV response with gender equality priorities.
This study aimed to document spending patterns of young African women receiving cash transfers as part of HIV prevention efforts.
This qualitative study examines women's experiences with antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence and retention in Option B+ care among 39 pregnant and lactating women in Bwaila Hospital, Lilongwe, Malawi. One of the most important factors influencing adherence and retention was the strength of women’s support systems.
The Joint Statement on Ending Discrimination in Health Care Settings, signed by twelve United Nations entities, urges stakeholders to take a targeted approach to end discriminatory laws and policies, empower health workers and users of health services, support the accountability and compliance of non-discrimination and implement the United Nations...
Adolescents are one sixth of the world's population and account for 6% of the world's global burden of disease and injury. Over 3,000 adolescents die every day from largely preventable causes. In 2015, the top causes of adolescent girls' included HIV/AIDS and maternal conditions. This guidance assists governments to support country implementation...
The International Partnership for Microbicides' 2016 Annual Report highlights the dapivirine ring and other milestones to add new tools to women's HIV prevention options.