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Sexual violence and dislocation in women's acquisition of HIV in Manitoba  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol5no2EN.pdf

Examines the relationship between violence, engagement in risk behaviours, HIV exposure, and economic conditions.

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Published: 2006
Gender matters: understanding the emotional and social support needs of women with HIV/AIDS  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol5no2EN.pdf

Reports on a study that is examining the HIV-positive women's emotional and social support needs.

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Published: 2006
Why is HIV/AIDS a women's issue?  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/policyACEWH.pdf

Examines the increase in HIV/AIDS cases in Canadian women. Includes recommendations to help stop the rising numbers.

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Published: 2005
HIV and pregnancy: general information

Looks at how HIV can affect pregnancy, and discusses treatment options to reduce the risk to the fetus. pdf required.

Published: 2004
Treatment guidelines for pregnant women with HIV

Addresses concerns HIV-positive women can have when dealing with a pregnancy. Discusses treatment options and ways to reduce the risk of infection for the fetus.

Published: 2004
Improving adherence in HIV positive women

Evaluates the effectiveness of various peer counselling strategies to get better adherence to treatment plans for HIV positive women.

Published: 2003
Exclusive breast-feeding and HIV infection

Presents the International Confederation of Midwives' position statement regarding infant feeding options in the presence of HIV infection.

Published: 2002
Women and HIV

Details HIV symptoms specific to women and examines the effects of anti-HIV medications. pdf required.

Published: 2003
HIV, women & youth

Provides resources including: info sheets on HIV testing, pregnancy, prevention, and healthy HIV positive living; resources for service providers including statistics and advocacy guidelines; a quiz, story archive, and a glossary.

Published: 2003
"Vectors, vessels and victions": HIV/AIDS and women's human rights in Canada  
http://www.aidslaw.ca/publications/interfaces/downloadFile.php?ref=529

Argues that inequality and violations of women’s human rights in Canada still contribute to their vulnerability and to the challenges they face in seeking treatment for HIV/AIDS.

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Published: 2005