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UNAIDS Report on the Global AIDS Pandemic 2020

UNAIDS report on the global AIDS pandemic 2020  shows that w omen and girls in sub-Saharan Africa continue to be the most affected and accounted for 59% of all new HIV infections in the region in 2019, with 4500 adolescent girls and young women between 15 and 24 years old becoming infected with HIV every week. Young women accounted for 24% of new...


Depression and Psychosocial Stress Are Associated With Subclinical Carotid Atherosclerosis Among Women Living With HIV

Psychosocial factors were independent atherosclerotic risk factors among Women Living With HIV (WLWH). Research is needed to determine whether interventions for depression and psychosocial stress can mitigate the increased risk of atherosclerosis for WLWH.


Six concrete measures to support women and girls in all their diversity in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 is not only a health issue, just as HIV never was. It impacts on a wide range of human rights, and although it affects all people, it does so unequally. Women and girls in all their diversity are experiencing the greatest impact of the crisis. COVID-19 has highlighted the stark inequalities across societies, with a lack of pandemic...


UNDP Discussion Paper - Making the Law Work for Women and Girls in the Context of HIV

UNDP has worked with governments, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/ AIDS (UNAIDS) Secretariat, UNAIDS co-sponsors and civil society in 89 countries to advance the recommendations of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law and to promote enabling legal, policy and regulatory environments for rights-based HIV responses, including for women...


Self-Esteem and Hope among HIV Positive Adolescents

The aim of the present study was to assess the level of self-esteem and Hope among HIV positive Adolescents across gender. The researcher considered perinatally infected Adolescent boys and girls who are HIV Positive, currently living in a HIV care and support centre.


Spotlight — HIV–related discrimination against women and girls — Zero Discrimination Day 1 March 2020

A cross the world, gender inequality, violence, poverty and insecurity continue to stoke excessive HIV risk among women and girls, especially those in marginalized and excluded communities.


Zero discrimination against women and girls

On  Zero Discrimination Day this year , UNAIDS is challenging the discrimination faced by women and girls in all their diversity in order to raise awareness and mobilize action to promote equality and empowerment for women and girls.


Organization of American States Adopts Bold Resolution on HIV and Human Rights

The Organization of American States (OAS)—the world's oldest regional mechanism comprising 35 independent states of the Americas—has adopted a bold new Resolution on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights of People Vulnerable to or Living with or Affected by HIV. The Resolution calls for specific measures to promote gender equality and...


Experiences and Perspectives of Women living with HIV in Fiji and Papua New Guinea

This qualitative study focuses on the experiences and perspectives of HIV-positive women living in Fiji and Papua New Guinea. The purpose of the study is to give voice to women living with HIV and to allow their stories and views to inform an improved HIV response where the dignity of each and every woman and man is respected and protected. This...


Dignity Denied: Violations of the Rights of HIV-Positive Women in Chilean Health Facilities

This report explores obstacles to quality care that women counter in healthcare facilities, including, lack of pre- and post-test counseling, breaches of confidentiality, discriminatory and abusive treatment, discrimination around motherhood, and coercive and forced sterilization. Section One provides an overview of the factors that contribute to...


Vulnerability and Resilience: Gender and HIV/AIDS in Latin America and the Caribbean

This paper reviews the most recent literature on HIV/AIDS, gender and sexuality in Latin America and the Caribbean and identifies the various ways in which gender influences the effectiveness of HIV/AIDS prevention and access to services offering treatment, care and support. Under the rubric of gender...


Presentation: Gender and HIV/AIDS in Latin America and the Caribbean

This PowerPoint Presentation provides an overview of women's vulnerabilities to HIV in the Latin America and Caribbean regions.


Issue Paper - The UNGASS, Gender and Women's Vulnerability to HIV/AIDS in Latin America and the Caribbean

This report discusses the gendered vulnerabilities to HIV/AIDS women in Latin America and the Caribbean face and what is required to respond to their needs.


Fact Sheet - Gender and HIV/AIDS and the UNGASS

This fact sheets lists key recommendations and resolutions pertaining to women and the gendered aspects of the HIV pandemic, which carry with them significant implications for policies and programmes which attempt to address this global crisis.


Fact Sheet - Gender and HIV/AIDS in Latin America and the Caribbean

This fact sheet provides data and key points around Gender and HIV/AIDS in Latin America and the Caribbean.