|Women and HIV/AIDS: Confronting the Crisis|
AUTHOR: UNAIDS, UNFPA, and UNIFEM
To reverse the global spread of HIV/AIDS, the poverty and gender inequality that fuel the disease must be overcome. Greater efforts are required to address the concrete needs of women and girls and to increase the roles and responsibilities of boys and men. This report documents the devastating and often invisible impact of AIDS on women and girls and highlights the ways discrimination, poverty and gender-based violence help fuel the epidemic. It builds on the work of the Global Coalition on Women and AIDS, a new initiative to stimulate concrete action in several areas that are critical to an effective response: prevention, treatment, caregiving, education, gender-based violence and human rights.
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