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J&J launches 5-year aid program for women, children

Johnson & Johnson has pledged grant money, drugs and research funding for new HIV and tuberculosis medications as part of a five-year, private sector effort to improve the health up to 120 million women and children in developing nations.

09 September 2010
HIV poses increasing risk to Chinese women

Women accounted for more than 30 percent of the estimated 740,000 cases of HIV in China by the end of 2009, according to UNAIDS.

08 September 2010
From HIV/AIDS feed
SOUTHERN AFRICA: More sterilizations of HIV-positive women uncovered

Veronica* did not realize she had been sterilized while giving birth to her daughter until four years later when, after failing to conceive, she and her boyfriend consulted a doctor.

30 August 2010
IRIN Plus News
It works, but female condom neglected in anti-AIDS battle

Campaigners on Tuesday lamented the fact that the female condom, just as effective as its male equivalent, has failed to gain the profile it deserves in the fight against AIDS.

28 July 2010
Agence France Presse
New website: What works for women and girls: evidence for HIV/AIDS interventions

A comprehensive review of successful HIV programming for women and girls spanning 2,000 articles and reports with data from more than 90 countries. Published by OSI's Public Health Program, this valuable resource contains—in one centralized, searchable location—the evidence of successful gender-specific programming from global programs and studies, with a focus on the Global South. 

17 July 2010
Half of Heterosexual Women With HIV Have No Risk Factors

Nearly half of heterosexual women with HIV infection report having no identifiable risk factors, according to new surveillance data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

01 January 1970
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

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