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People Living With HIV Stigma Index 2014

Summary report of research conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) for the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) with the People Living with HIV (PLHIV) Sector  to measure the levels of stigma and discrimination experienced by PLHIV in the general population of South Africa. The research also explores how this information could be used to strengthen programmes and service delivery and measures levels of TB-related stigma experienced by PLHIV in South Africa. May 2015

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Empowering Young Women & Girls in Africa

UNAIDS and the African Union have just published: Empower young women and adolescent girls: Fast-tracking the end of the AIDS epidemic in Africa. The joint report outlines three political commitments to advance the rights and empowerment of Africa’s young women and girls to help Fast-Track an AIDS response firmly rooted in gender equality and social justice. The commitments are to stop new HIV infections among young women and adolescent girls in order to ensure that AIDS is no longer the leading cause of death among adolescents; to empower young women and adolescent girls through comprehensive sexuality education; and to prevent HIV infections among children and keep their mothers alive. June 2015

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Women and Health: the key for sustainable development

Girls’ and women’s health is in transition and, although some aspects of it have improved substantially in the past few decades, there are still important unmet needs. Population ageing and transformations in the social determinants of health have increased the coexistence of disease burdens related to reproductive health, nutrition, and infections, and the emerging epidemic of chronic and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Simultaneously, worldwide priorities in women’s health have themselves been changing from a narrow focus on maternal and child health to the broader framework of sexual and reproductive health and to the encompassing concept of women’s health, which is founded on a life-course approach.

Article from The Lancet 4 June 2015

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South Africa: All In to #EndAdolescentAIDS

South African numbers for the All In to #EndAdolescentAIDS movement. All In! to #EndAdolescentAIDS is a platform for action and collaboration to inspire a social movement to drive better results with and for adolescents through critical changes in programmes and policy.

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All In to #EndAdolescentAIDS

All In to #EndAdolescentAIDS is a platform for action and collaboration to inspire a social movement to drive better results with and for adolescents through critical changes in programmes and policy. It is convened by a leadership group that includes the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Joint United Nations programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the World Health Organization (WHO), the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund), the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, and the adolescent and youth movement represented the HIV Young Leaders Fund/ the PACT and Y+. 2015

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The Implications of HIV and AIDS on Women’s Unpaid Labour Burden

The Implications of HIV and AIDS on Women’s Unpaid Labour Burden, part of the UNESCO Gender Equality Series 1. Includes an article by Rania Antonopoulos, Research Scholar and Director of the Gender Equality and the Economy Program, Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, United States of America and Taun Toay, Research Analyst at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, United States of America.

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Hormonal Contraceptives and HIV Factsheet

Hormonal contraception and HIV risk is an open issue that the field is currently considering. This fact sheet provides basic information on what is known to-date. Hormonal Contraceptives and HIV: An Introductory Factsheet by AVAC. March 2015

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