HIV This Week

We are happy to present here a selection of scientific articles related to women and girls extracted from HIV This Week (link), a publication produced 26 times a year by the office of the Chief Scientific Adviser to UNAIDS.

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11 Apr, 2016

HIV This Month

Welcome to UNAIDS Science now and to the third issue of HIV this month in 2016! In March, UNAIDS and WHO organized a highlights from CROI 2016 briefing. A video of the briefing as well as presentation slides from speakers are available. Presentation webcasts and abstracts at the actual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) 2016 in February are also available online.

9 Mar, 2016

HIV this month

Welcome to UNAIDS Science now and to the second issue of HIV this month in 2016! The annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) 2016 happened in Boston, USA last week. Among the presentations that were widely covered by media was the release of results from two dapivirine-containing vaginal ring trials: the ASPIRE/MTN-020 of the Microbicide Trials Network and the Ring Study/IPM 027 of the International Partnership for Microbicides.

1 Feb, 2016

UNAIDS Science now

HIV this month. Issue no.1. January 2016

21 Jan, 2016

UNAIDS Science December 2015

HIV this month. Issue no.12. December 2015

21 Jan, 2016

Justification of PrEP use as protection from rape

This paper presents qualitative research which explored the broader context of gender-based violence surrounding PrEP use. 

17 Dec, 2015

HIV this month (French version)

HIV this month.  Numéro 9. Septembre 2015 (pdf)  

17 Dec, 2015

HIV this month (French version)

HIV this month.  Numéro 10. Octobre 2015 (pdf)

14 Dec, 2015

UNAIDS and IPPF join efforts to Fast-Track the response to HIV

UNAIDS and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) have signed a memorandum of understanding to Fast-Track access to HIV services by 2020. Under the partnership, UNAIDS and IPPF will support the delivery of high-impact HIV advocacy, prevention and treatment services, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.  

9 Jun, 2015


In order to guide regional and global advocacy and inform political dialogue on HIV prevention and treatment among young women and adolescent girls, UNAIDS and the African Union have launched a joint report entitled Empower young women and adolescent girls: Fast-Tracking the end of the AIDS epidemic in Africa. The document outlines three political commitments to advance the rights and empowerment of Africa’s young women and girls to help Fast-Track an AIDS response firmly rooted in gender equality and social justice.

29 Aug, 2011
Tags: violence

Nigeria: Intimate partner violence and PMTCT

This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and correlates of intimate partner violence among HIV-positive pregnant Nigerian women. The design was a cross-sectional study using an anonymous semi-structured interviewer-administered questionnaire. The study population was 305 HIV-positive women receiving antenatal care at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Nigeria, from June 2008 to December 2009.