Girls and young women aged 15-24 years in sub-Saharan Africa are up to eight times more likely to be HIV positive compared to boys and men of the same age. This age group is expected to double in sub-Saharan Africa in the next decade and therefore urgent action is needed to end the epidemic and prevent a
resurgence of HIV. In stepping up its work against gender-based health inequalities, the Global Fund has more than quadrupled investments to reduce new HIV infections for adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa with strong community-based prevention programmes.
The Global Fund has also recently set a bold target to reduce the number of new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women by 58% in 13 African countries over the next five years as part of their HER: HIV Epidemic Response campaign.
This paper explains the interconnections between certain Sustainable Development Goal targets, human rights laws, and HIV. Ending AIDS is now part of a broader health goal within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Those who are committed to ending the AIDS epidemic realise that a purely medical response is not effective. The AIDS response must also … Continued
The Factsheet highlights the intersectional forms of discrimination, abuse and violence based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, actual and perceived HIV status, socioeconomic status, race age and/or other diversities diminish the ability of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals to realise their human rights, including their right to health care. It also … Continued
This factsheet highlights the links between HIV and women’s reproductive choices and proposes integrated services as an effective way to meet women’s comprehensive and holistic sexual and reproductive health needs and rights throughout the life course. It includes case studies from The International HIV/AIDS Alliance, IPPF, Chasing Zero and Salamander Trust and was co- written … Continued
The factsheet draws out connections between the disproportionate impact of HIV on women, gender inequality and economic empowerment. Using case studies from STOPAIDS members, the factsheet highlights the importance of meaningfully involving women, addressing structural barriers, transforming gender norms, closely involving the wider community, funding existing community groups to ensure sustainability.
This document shows how addressing the need for family planning is integral to achieving Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 6, especially in ensuring dual protection for the prevention of unintended pregnancy and HIV transmission, including vertical transmission; and also directly contributes to the achievement of MDGs 3, 4 and 5. (2012)