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Women Deserve to Know About HIV Prevention Medication Too PDF Print E-mail
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In 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of the antiretroviral medication Truvada as the first form of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), a pill to protect against getting HIV. To date, the United States is the only country to give regulatory approval to PrEP for HIV prevention. Read full article here.

 
Network for Women Living with HIV created in Pakistan PDF Print E-mail
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Islamabad: A network for women with HIV has been established with an aim to register women from across the country so their rights may be ensured. Positive Female Network (POFEN) has been established by the Association of People Living with HIV (APLHIV) Pakistan, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) on Monday.  Read full article here.

 
Re-routing the HIV focus to women PDF Print E-mail
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Efforts in combating HIV/AIDS in Malaysia have shown promising success whereby the rate of HIV transmission in the general population is at 0.05%, with the number of AIDS-related deaths steadily on the decline. Read full article here.

 
Empowering women is critical to ending the AIDS epidemic PDF Print E-mail
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Message from UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé on International Women’s Day - As we celebrate International Women’s Day, world leaders and civil society are gathering in New York to take part in the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. There, they will review the progress made since the adoption 20 years ago of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which set ambitious targets designed to improve the lives of women around the world. Read full message here.

 
Commemorating Women’s Day in an era of HIV/AIDS PDF Print E-mail
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Women’s Day is globally acknowledged and celebrated as a day where women reflect on progress made in all spheres of their lives. On this Day, they call for change, celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women. Women’s Day creates space to honour women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their communities and countries. It is also a day meant to raise awareness about how women and girls can protect themselves from contracting HIV which, without treatment often leads to AIDS. Read full article here.

 
Stigma, confusion, silence: life as a young girl with HIV in Zimbabwe PDF Print E-mail
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In Epworth, near the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has set up HIV support groups where adolescents can meet others living a similar reality. Through sharing their stories, and connecting with one another, their newfound solidarity gradually helps them to become more self-confident. Read full article here.

 
Vaginal gel won't protect women against HIV PDF Print E-mail
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A vaginal gel thought to reduce women’s chances of contracting HIV during sex has proven to be ineffective, according to a large-scale study conducted by the Follow-on African Consortium for Tenofovir Studies (Facts), a South African research consortium. Read full article here.

 

 
Message from UN Women's Executive Director on World AIDS Day PDF Print E-mail
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On World AIDS Day, Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka reaffirms UN Women's commitment to fast tracking gender equality, and calls for increased support and investment for women’s empowerment in the context of ending the AIDS epidemic. Read full message here

 
World AIDS Day 2014 message from UNAIDS Executive Director PDF Print E-mail
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On this World AIDS Day, UNAIDS Executive Director, Michel Sidibé calls for 90-90-90 to be achieved in the next five years: 90% of people living with HIV knowing their HIV status; 90% of people who know their HIV-positive status on treatment; 90% of people on treatment with suppressed viral loads. Read message here

 
Message on World AIDS Day from the UN Secretary General PDF Print E-mail
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Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 requires a comprehensive approach that includes social justice, the democratization of science, gender equity, and a people-centred approach to health, said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on World AIDS Day, as he spotlighted the gap in prevention and treatment that persist among regions and people. Read message here

 
Advocates Call for Full Funding of Research on HIV and Contraception PDF Print E-mail
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A clinical trial known as Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcomes (ECHO)—originally designed to answer important questions about possible connections between risk of HIV infection and the use of non-barrier hormonal contraceptives—now hangs in the balance because of a funding shortfall. Lillian Mworeko and others issue a clarion call for funding in light of the needs of women in the context of HIV. Read full article here

 
Giving Young Women a Fair -- and Healthy -- Chance PDF Print E-mail
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Dr. Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, discusses recent data on how socio-economic factors and levels of risk for HIV are intrinsically connected, especially for young women. Read full article here

 
More Power to Her: How Empowering Girls Can End Child Marriage PDF Print E-mail
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A new report issued by the International Center for Research on Women, “More Power to Her: How Empowering Girls Can Help End Child Marriage", shows how and why investing in girls is critical to the global movement to end child marriage. Read full article here

 
Intimate partner violence intervention reduces HIV incidence and violence against women PDF Print E-mail
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Integrating intimate partner violence (IPV) prevention strategies into HIV prevention programming led to a significant reduction in HIV incidence and in women’s experience of physical and sexual violence from intimate partners in Rakai, Uganda, delegates heard last month at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne. Read full article here

 
Underage: Addressing Reproductive Health and HIV Needs in Married Adolescent Girls PDF Print E-mail
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In July, thousands of people attended the 20th International AIDS Conference and the 2014 Girls Summit to work towards an AIDS-free generation and ending child and forced marriage. But such attention is rare; by and large, these girls are invisible to development efforts. Read full article here

 
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