Participatory research with women living with HIV

This WHO Bulletin, just published online, is about the participatory approach taken to the global values and preferences survey on the Sexual and reproductive health and human rights of women living with HIV last year. Called the Sexual and reproductive health and human rights of women living with HIV: a global community survey by Manjulaa Narasimhan, Luisa Orza, Alice Welbourn, Susan Bewley, Tyler Crone & Marijo Vazquez.

The study covered 945 women (832 in the survey and 113 in the focus groups) aged 15–72 years in 94 countries. Among the respondents to the optional survey questions, 89.0% (427/480) feared or had experienced gender based violence, 56.7% (177/312) had had an unplanned pregnancy, 72.3% (227/314) had received advice on safe conception and 58.8% (489/832) had suffered poor mental health after they had discovered their HIV-positive status.

Download PDF: BLT.14.150912.pdf