GCWA Increase Women’s Control over HIV Prevention. Issu
Last month my second son, Jack, would have been 17 years old, were it not for AIDS. That’s how long ago that I learnt that I am HIV positive. I was 33. That means a third of my life has now been spent with my knowing that I share my body with this bug. How does that make me feel? Physically speaking, I am very healthy, You can see that just by looking at me. My CD4 count is 650 or so and last month I cycled 45 miles one day on holiday – and apart from a sore bum, felt just fine.
WHO Women and Health. Today's evidence, tomorrow's agenda
The GCWA welcomes the increasing commitment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria to women’s rights and gender equality. To access the update click here: GCWA update on Global Fund new funding model.pdf
Men and Women in a marriage are expected to be faithful to each other. But is that the reality on the ground? Being faithful is just a fallacy among many men and women. Reports have shown that 40 to 60% of HIV positive persons have HIV negative spouses and these are at 10 to 12% HIV transmission risk per year (CeSSRA Public Lecture: March 6, 2009). More than 75% of Ugandans do not know their HIV status and only approximately 30% of couples have tested together.
HIV vertical transmission: Building women's meaningful participation in the scale-up of prevention of vertical transmission programmes
The AIDS Legal Network (ALN), South Africa, and the Global Coalition on Women and AIDS (GCWA), in partnership with a diversity of networks of women living with and affected by HIV, and women’s rights advocates from the sexual and reproductive health and rights movement, are pleased to share the briefing paper: Building women’s meaningful participation in the scale-up of prevention of vertical transmission programmes.pdf This paper emerges from the virtual consultation undertaken in late 2011, which sought to support the implementation of the Global Plan, with a particular foc
Positioning Gender Equality and HIV as cornerstones of the Post-2015 United Nations Development Agenda
Positioning Gender Equality and HIV as cornerstones of the Post-2015 United