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  1. Silenced and forgotten: HIV and AIDS agenda setting paper for women living with HIV, sex workers and LGBT individuals in southern African and Indian Ocean states

    The impact of the HIV and AIDS epidemic is felt hardest by the individuals who are infected or affected by the disease, and in particular by individuals who are especially vulnerable to HIV infection due to stigma and discrimination, poverty, a lack of access to education, health and other services that promote HIV awareness. However, the impact of HIV and AIDS goes beyond the individual or household level – it affects nations as a whole. …

  2. Access to safe abortion: building choices for women living with HIV and AIDS

    In many areas of the world where HIV prevalence is high, rates of unintended pregnancy and unsafe abortion have also been shown to be high. Of all pregnancies worldwide in 2008, 41% were reported as unintended or unplanned, and approximately 50% of these ended in abortion. …

  3. Paying to prevent HIV infection in young women?

    Between a quarter and a third of young women in sub-Saharan Africa are infected with HIV by the time they reach their early 20s. Structural factors such as poor education, poverty, and gender and power inequalities are important determinants of young women’s vulnerability to HIV infection. In The Lancet, Sarah Baird and colleagues report the results of a randomised controlled trial done with adolescent girls in rural Malawi, examining the effects of a cash transfer programme on risk of HIV infection. …

  4. Expanding reproductive rights knowledge and advocacy with HIV-positive women and their allies in Namibia: an action-oriented approach. Summary report

    Ipas and the International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW) collaborated on a project to enhance the capacity of ICW members in Namibia to work on issues of gender, violence, HIV/AIDS and reproductive rights with members of their communities. This summary report discusses a follow-up initiative to a 2007 training-of-trainers course held in Namibia and offers concluding observations of successes and challenges of the initiative.

  5. Dignity denied: violations of the rights of HIV-positive women in Chilean health facilities

    Dignity Denied documents the systemic discrimination and abuse that HIV-positive women endure in Chilean health facilities. Based on women's testimonies and those of healthcare providers, this report exposes the discriminatory and often dehumanizing experiences that Chilean women living with HIV/AIDS face when seeking healthcare, including failures to protect patient confidentiality, lack of adequate pre- and post-test counseling, delayed or abusive treatment, pressure to not bear children, and coercive and forced sterilization.

  6. Salud sexual y reproductiva para mujeres y niñas adolescentes con VIH: Manual para capacitadores y gerentes de programas

    El presente manual está diseñado para ofrecer información y la estructura para una capacitación de cuatro días y para un taller de planeación de dos días, que permitirá a los gerentes de programas y trabajadores sanitarios de localidades con recursos limitados, brindar atención integral y de calidad evitando emitir juicios críticos, y apoyar a mujeres y niñas adolescentes con VIH en el contexto local. …

  7. Derechos sexuales y reproductivos. Protocolo ACTG - 076

    Definición de los derechos sexuales y reproductivos. El protocolo ACTG-076, que reglamenta el tratamiento y los cuidados que debe entregar el servicio de salud a una mujer viviendo con VIH/SIDA que se encuentra embarazada, de manera de prevenir la transmisión vertical (de madre a hijo). Descripción del tratamiento.

  8. Decisiones reproductivas y mujeres que viven con VIH/SIDA

    En este documento se resume la información disponible concerniente a la discriminación que afrontan las mujeres al ejercer sus derechos sexuales y reproductivos en relación con el embarazo.

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