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No experts, saviours or victims: women living with HIV PDF Print E-mail
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Beyond bio-medical models, recent research has enabled a better psycho-social understanding of how women can access HIV treatment, if they want to, in stressful daily conditions. Read more here.

 
Teenager 'in remission' from HIV despite stopping drugs PDF Print E-mail
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An 18-year-old French woman is in remission from HIV - despite not having taken any drugs against the virus for 12 years. Doctors have presented the details of her case at an International Aids Society (IAS) conference in Vancouver. Read more here.

 
Daily H.I.V. Drug Regimen Is Effective in African Women, Study Says PDF Print E-mail
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Taking an antiretroviral drug daily shielded 76 percent of young African women assigned the drug [a particularly hard group to protect] against H.I.V infection, researchers said Wednesday as they reported the results of a three-nation clinical trial. Read more here.

 
UNAIDS announces that the goal of 15 million people on life-saving HIV treatment by 2015 has been met nine months ahead of schedule PDF Print E-mail
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The AIDS targets of MDG 6—halting and reversing the spread of HIV—have been achieved and exceeded, according to a new report released today by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). Read more here.

 
Girl power: rethinking the way we approach HIV/AIDS in girls and young women PDF Print E-mail
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With over 1,000 new infections each day, young women and adolescent girls are the biggest risk group for HIV infection in the world. Read more here.

 
5 Steps to Making Women a Priority in the Next National HIV/AIDS Strategy PDF Print E-mail
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Remember the old saying, "If you fail to plan, you're planning to fail"? Well, women advocates living with HIV are trying to help the US out of exactly this predicament. Read more here.

 
South Africa: Women still carry burden of stigma PDF Print E-mail
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South Africa has undertaken the largest ever national stigma survey involving 10,500 people living with HIV. The Stigma Index Survey revealed that although South Africa has much lower levels of HIV stigma than other African countries, women continue to be disproportionately affected, particularly in relation to sexual and reproductive health. Read more here.

 
HIV funding not adequately reaching women, girls – study PDF Print E-mail
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Organizations of women living with HIV and women’s rights organizations in Uganda are not adequately accessing funding although billions of Ugandan shillings were spent on HIV and Aids in previous years. This is according to the first-ever rapid assessment report of the status of access to funding by organizations of women living with HIV, gender and human rights. Read full article here.

 
Gender difference in vital cell count of HIV patients PDF Print E-mail
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Male HIV patients in rural South Africa reach the low immunity levels required to become eligible for antiretroviral treatment in less than half the time it takes for immunity levels to drop to similar levels in women, according to new research from the University of Southampton.  Read full article here

 
Condom use higher in young HIV-positive women with gender-equal views, study finds PDF Print E-mail
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Perceiving men and women as equals may encourage the practice of safer sex among young women with HIV, a new study finds. Read the full article here

 
A Seat at the Table for Caregivers in Kenya PDF Print E-mail
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In this blog post, Violet Shivutse, a 47-year-old farmer and founder of Kenya's branch of the Home-Based Care Alliance, describes how she applied the lessons of farming to grow an entire network of effective, organized caregivers. Read the full article here.

 
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.

 
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