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Impact of Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence on CD4+ and CD8+ T Cell Decay in HIV Infected Women: Longitudinal Study
27 Mar, 2015
By: Rachel Jewkes, Kristin Dunkle, Nwabisa Jama-Shai, Glenda Gray
This research article shows that in a sample of young ART-naive HIV positive women, gender-based violence exposure in the form of emotional abuse was associated with a faster rate of decline in markers of cellular immunity and progression of HIV disease. This study is one of the first to provide evidence of an impact of gender-based violence on cellular immunity in HIV positive women. It highlights the importance of attending to emotional abuse when studying the physiological impact of intimate partner violence experience and the mechanisms of its impact on women’s health.
This documentary showcases the groundbreaking From Pregnancy to Baby and Beyond project, run by Positively UK in partnership with the NHS to help women living with HIV to make informed choices about pregnancy. It works by bringing together healthcare clinicians, specialist midwives, women living with HIV and the women that are trained as “Mentor Mothers” to support them.
Click here to watch the 12 minute documentary online. by Salamander Trust
This clip shows the original Stepping Stones training workshop held in Buwenda, Uganda in 1994. It shows Stepping Stones enabled participants to discuss and re-enact their own problems and to go on to develop their own solutions. For learn more about Stepping Stones and to order Stepping Stones materials, visit steppingstonesfeedback.org.
A film taking us on a journey back to the village of Buwenda in southwest Uganda, where the original Stepping Stones workshop was conducted, and the video was filmed, in 1994. We learn at first hand from participants in the original workshop what has changed in their lives since then.
To learn more about Stepping Stones, and to hear about how the programme has been adapted further since this was filmed, visit the website at: steppingstonesfeedback.org.
Click here to watch Professor Baron Peter Piot's video message
The field of sexual and reproductive health and human rights for women living with HIV is complex on many levels, and women living with HIV form a very diverse community.
Click here for a downloadable version of this article which presents findings about mental health issues experienced by women living with HIV. This is the result of a massive joint effort from many women around the world!