Gender and HIV/AIDS: Taking Stock of Research and Programmes. PDF Print E-mail

AUTHOR: D. Whelan
YEAR: 1999
PUBLISHER: The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

This document is a review of factors affecting men and women's increased susceptability to HIV and programme responses to reduce this risk. Gender-awareness programmes have focused on improving access to information regarding HIV/AIDS and sexuality and reproduction, as well as the improvement of appropriate services and technologies. Studies additionally show that interventions to improve women's economic and social status can have a significant effect on reducing some of the key gender-related barriers they face in protecting themselves from HIV infection.

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