HIV positive women

HIV positive women

Testing positive

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Darien Taylor
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Vol 11, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1990
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the implications of HIV for women and how women's experiences with HIV are different from those of men. Explores the resources and support options available for women living with HIV.  


 

POWER study: HIV infection

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Translated Title: 
L’Étude POWER : l’infection à VIH (sommaire)
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Online
Author: 
Ahmed M. Bayoumi
Naushaba Degani
Robert R. Remis
Sharon L. Walmsley
Peggy Millson
Mona Loutfy
Tamara Daly
LaRon E. Nelson
Sandra Gardner
Laurel Challacombe
Sharmista Mishra
Arlene S. Bierman
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Volume 2, Chapter 11
Publisher: 
Project for an Ontario Women's Health Evidence-Based Report
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Reports on indicators related to HIV infection in Ontario women, including sections on incidence, prevalence and risk behaviours; community services for HIV; clinical care and HIV outcomes. This chapter provides critical information on patterns of care for women and men in Ontario, and how they vary by socioeconomic, demographic, HIV exposure category and regional characteristics.

The POWER Study is producing a Women's Health Report to serve as an evidence-based tool for policy makers, providers, and consumers in their efforts to improve health and reduce health inequities among Ontario women.

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ISBN: 978-0-9733871-1-7
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Includes bibliographical references.

Blueprint for action on women and HIV/AIDS: manifesto 2010

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Plan intégral d’action sur les femmes et les filles et le VIH : manifeste 2010
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Blueprint for Action on Women and HIV/AIDS
Publication Date: 
2010

Describes a comprehensive strategy to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic among women and girls, including transgendered and transsexual women, in Canada and globally.

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Gender dimensions of HIV status disclosure to sexual partners: rates, barriers and outcomes for women

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Department of Gender, Women and Health, World Health Organization
WHO Cluster of Family and Community Health
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
January 2003
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

The purpose of this document is to synthesize the current information available on HIV status disclosure in terms of the rates, barriers and outcomes of HIV status disclosure among HIV-infected individuals. Particular emphasis is placed on women’s experiences with disclosure to sexual partners. Through a comprehensive review of the literature and a solicitation of experiences and input from researchers and practitioners in the field, the report aims to identify the major barriers and describe programmatic and policy strategies that have been adopted to address these barriers and support women through the disclosure process. The report ends with a section on recommendations for ways to move forward to increase disclosure rates and the support available to women who would like to disclose their HIV status to their sexual partners safely.

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ISBN 9241590734

Sexual violence in conflict settings and the risk of HIV: information sheet

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Department of Gender, Women and Health, World Health Organization
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Information Bulletin Series, Number 2
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World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
November 2004

In conflict situations, women and girls are at greatly increased risk of physical and sexual violence. This information sheet presents where and how violence against women and HIV/AIDS intersect in conflict settings and the opportunities to address violence against women and HIV/AIDS in conflict settings.

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Intimate partner violence and HIV/AIDS: informaiton sheet

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Department of Gender, Women and Health, World Health Organization
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World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
November 2004

The high rates of HIV infection in women have brought into sharp focus the problem of violence against women. This information bulletin presents evidence on how intimate partner violence increases girls' and women's risk of HIV infection and undermines AIDS control efforts. It also points out opportunities and multi-sectoral approaches to address intimate partner violence in HIV/AIDS programming.

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Ensuring equitable access to antiretroviral treatment for women

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Department of Gender, Women and Health, World Health Organization
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World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2004

This policy statement identifies actions needed to address the gender dimensions of equity in access to antiretrovial therapy (ART). Gender-based inequalities often affect women's ability to access ART services and put women and girls at increased risk of acquiring HIV. To adequately address gender issues in the scale up of ART, action is required in four areas: 1. development of a supportive policy environment; 2. strengthening health systems to make them more responsive to the specific needs of women and men; 3. promotion of programmes that overcome obstacles to equitable access; Development of benchmarks and indicators to measure progress.

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Addressing violence against women and HIV testing and counseling: a meeting report

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World Health Organization
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
January 2006
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

There is increasing recognition that the HIV epidemic intersects in different ways with the epidemic of violence against women and girls. For example, in studies among women in sub-Saharan Africa, fear of partner’s negative reaction, including abandonment, violence, rejection, loss of economic support and accusations of infidelity were the most commonly reported barriers to HIV testing and disclosure of HIV status. This document summarizes discussions held at a 2006 meeting organized by the department of Gender, Women and Health of the World Health Organization, in collaboration with the Department of HIV/AIDS. It points out operational research gaps and proposes four key recommendations take into account and address intimate partner violence and other concerns related to women in HIV testing and counseling Submit English Resource Record | Canadian Women's Health Networkprogrammes.

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Contraception methods for HIV-positive women and women at risk for HIV

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Méthodes de contraception à l’intention des femmes séropositives pour le VIH et des femmes à risque pour le VIH
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Online
Author: 
National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases
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National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

A factsheet on contraception and HIV positive women stating that women should be offered a wide range of contraceptive methods in order to make informed choices regarding reproduction. Twenty-five percent of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (WHA) worldwide have an unmet need for contraception.

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Strengthening resistance: confronting violence against women and HIV/AIDS (2006)

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Centre for Women's Global Leadership
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2006

Focuses on the points of intersection in the social, political and public health crises of violence against women and HIV/AIDS. The report uses a human rights lens to focus on critical political challenges and on innovative strategies used by activists worldwide as they respond to the links between violence and HIV/AIDS.

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