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Global progress report on HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections, 2021

The Global progress report on HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections assesses the World Health Organization’s three ongoing Global Health Sector Strategies on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STIs, noting progress and gaps and identifying actions to improve impact. The report highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the deep...


Addressing stigma and discrimination in the COVID-19 response — Applying the evidence of what works from HIV-related stigma and discrimination in six settings to the COVID-19 response

UNAIDS issued a new guidance on how to reduce stigma and discrimination in the context of COVID-19. The guidance is based on the latest evidence on what works to reduce HIV-related stigma and discrimination and applies it to COVID-19. Addressing stigma and discrimination in the COVID-19 response provides countries with rights-based guidance across...


Making the HIV Response Work for Women Through Film

Many women and girls worldwide continue to face rejection, prejudice, economic insecurity, rights violations and violence from partners, family members, communities and institutions as a harsh consequence of HIV-related stigma and discrimination and persistent gender inequalities. Using a feature film ‘Pili’ about a woman living with HIV in rural...


Preferred HIV Testing Modalities Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Kenya

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“They haven’t asked me. I haven’t told them either”: fertility plan discussions between women living with HIV and healthcare providers in western Ethiopia

Despite the importance of women living with HIV (WLHIV) engaging in fertility plan discussions with their healthcare providers (HCPs), little research exists. This study explored perceptions surrounding fertility plan discussions between WLHIV and their HCPs in western Ethiopia, from the perspectives of both women and providers