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In this Special Issue on Gender Balance, we have asked the views of Nobel Laureates, who have an interesting perspective on women in science. You will also discover a wealth of opinions describing what remains to be done to start resolving gender issues.
You will find in this report the various activities that took place in the Women Networking Zone during the 18th ICASA Conference that took place from 29 November to 4 December 2015 in Harare, Zimbabwe.
In this January 2016 Dandaro/Forum issue from the Pan African Positive Women's Coalition you will find an overview of the epidemic in Rwanda and the SRHR issues faced by women living with HIV. You will also read a testimony from a Tunisian woman living with HIV who describes the discrimination against people living with HIV in Northern Africa.
This paper presents qualitative research which explored the broader context of gender-based violence surrounding PrEP use.
This is the December 2015 edition of the AIDSFree Prevention Update, an initiative of the Strengthening High Impact Interventions for an AIDS-free Generation (AIDSFree) Project. The AIDSFree Prevention Update is a monthly snapshot of current peer-reviewed literature and state-of-the-art program resources, tools, and curricula on HIV prevention.
This report presents selected case studies and maps to fast track the HIV response among sex workers.
The United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem in April 2016 provides a unique opportunity to review the impact of the existing international drug control system on the health and well-being of mankind. This UNAIDS Position Paper on UNGASS 2016 contains five policy recommendations, ten operational recommendations and the targets from the UNAIDS 2016-2020 Strategy.
This report summerizes the desk review of Global Fund Concept Notes submitted by Kenya, Malawi, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar and Zimbabwe and assesses the inclusion of civil society and community groups' priorities in these concept notes. The results of the analysis reveal that there is wide variation in the degree to which concept notes include civil society priorities. Malawi’s concept note is by far the most responsive to civil society priorities (87%) and Zambia’s is the least (38%).
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. http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/presscentre/pressreleaseandstatementarchive/2015/december/20151211_PR_IPPF
Treatment as prevention has mobilized new opportunities in preventing HIV transmission and has led to bold new UNAIDS targets in testing, treatment coverage and transmission reduction. These will require not only an increase in investment but also a deeper understanding of the dynamics of combining behavioural, biomedical and structural HIV prevention interventions. High-income countries are making substantial investments in combination HIV prevention, but is this investment leading to a deeper understanding of how to combine interventions?
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