GCWA Support Women Caregivers, Issues Brief No 5
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.
NAM - HIV and Women
1 Aug, 2012|Tags: care and support
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.
21 Feb, 2013|Tags: policy
e-Discussion on HIV, Health and Development in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
1 Feb, 2012|Tags: policy
Dear Dr. Havlir and Dr. Katabira, The Global Coalition on Women and AIDS, a worldwide alliance of civil society groups, networks of women living with HIV, women’s organizations, AIDS service organizations, and the United Nations system, welcomes the theme of the forthcoming conference Turning the Tide Together, with its strong focus on ending the HIV epidemic.