The myth that HIV is strictly a “gay thing” has re-emerged from the shadowy world of rumor and email forwarding and is poking its head out in the right wing media.
Deeply entrenched social norms make women and girls highly vulnerable to HIV – the central tenet of PAI’s newest documentary, The Silent Partner: HIV in Marriage, which premiered in Nairobi last week.
In an Our Reality video, Gina and Chelsea, two women living with HIV, share how their lack of knowledge about safer sex contributed to their vulnerability to the disease.
At a panel session on sex work and human rights, advocates called for the implementation of effective HIV program and policy interventions based on the respect for the human rights of sex workers.
If we stand for basic human rights, we should stand for the rights of those living with HIV and AIDS, not because we hope they will have fewer children, but because they also deserve sexual and reproductive health and justice.
Botswana’s response to HIV widely heralded as a success — but not all prevention and treatment programs fully protect the women’s human rights.
California state officials and HIV advocacy groups have teamed up to establish a Web site that focuses exclusively on the impact of HIV/AIDS and other health disparities on African-Americans.
Emily Abt, director of the documentary “All of Us,” talks to RH Reality Check’s Sarah Seltzer about the HIV epidemic among black women, gender inequality and what men will get out of the film.
HIV, once only the scourge of gay men in major cities, is killing women in small towns and suburbia. Since 1988, why has HIV infection quadrupled among females, the fastest-growing group of new patients?
HIV infections among women and girls have risen in every part of the world in recent years. The numbers point to a startling reality – the HIV/AIDS pandemic is inextricably linked to the brutal effects of sexism and gender inequality, most pronounced in Africa.