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We’ve re-launched!

Explore our site to find valuable resources, cutting-edge research, and breaking news on the gender equality dimensions of HIV/AIDS. You can contribute by uploading your own materials, networking with fellow colleagues, and locating an event near you.

In the News

Wives Hide HIV as Stigma Undermines Progress on AIDS

In a busy Mozambique clinic, a 25-year-old mother says she won’t tell her estranged husband she has HIV for fear she will be blamed and beaten. Read full article here

AIDS 2014 Conference: stepping up the pace and still on the wrong path

As the 20th International AIDS Conference opens in Melbourne this weekend, Alice Welbourn reflects on how global policies still fail to acknowledge the gender dimensions of this pandemic, or take into account the new broader medico-ethical debates which echo many of the concerns of women living with HIV. Read full article here

HIV: Violations or investments in women’s rights?

In the context of widespread sexual violence and its reciprocal links to HIV, Alice Welbourn reports on how the formal scientific evidence base alone is beginning to be recognized as not fit-for-purpose to safeguard women's rights. Read full article here

HIV-Positive Women Respond Well to HPV Vaccine

HIV-positive women respond well to a vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV), even when their immune system is struggling, according to newly published results of an international clinical trial.  Read full article here.


What's New

20th International AIDS Conference, Melbourne Australia July 20-25 2014

AIDS 2014 Stepping Up the PaceThe 20th International AIDS Conference is taking place this week in Melbourne, Australia.  A Delegates Guide to Women and HIV at AIDS 2014 has been put together to help you easily find sessions that are relevant to the concerns of women living with HIV.   Be sure to visit the Women’s Networking Zone in the Global Village, to meet, network, connect and share!  Read more here.


Action to Promote the Legal Empowerment of Women in the Context of HIV

UN Women through the support of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada has implemented a regional programme, Action to Promote the Legal Empowerment of Women in the Context of HIV, to increase women's access to property and inheritance rights in ninesub-Saharan African countries  as a means to reduce vulnerabilities to and mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS.  To learn more visit the site here.

Women's Stories

A Positive Approach to Violence: An Interview with Indonesian HIV Advocate, Baby Rivona


Baby Rivona has advocated passionately on behalf of women living with HIV and AIDS in Indonesia since 2005. She contracted the disease herself through drug use, and was shocked by the stigma and the lack of support she encountered, from both her government and wider society.


Read Rivona's story and watch her interview with UN Women here.