The Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS) has released a special supplement on the incredible journey of the Global plan towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015 and keeping their mothers alive (Global Plan), which documents the history of the Global Plan and outlines what the future holds as efforts to end AIDS among women, children and adolescents accelerate.
20 April 2017 | UNAIDS
Children have been humiliated in school and even excluded because many teachers are still badly informed.
24 November 2015 | The Guardian
For years Russia has remained remarkably silent on the challenge it faces from HIV and Aids. Now that silence has been broken by an epidemiologist who has been working in the field for more than two decades - and he calls the situation "a national catastrophe".
20 May 2015 | BBC
A team of researchers at several universities and clinics in Montreal conducted a study to explore issues related to healthcare access and mental health among HIV-positive mothers. In detailed interviews with 100 mothers, the researchers uncovered several issues that affected the women’s mental health. The team made recommendations for doctors, nurses and other care providers, which, if implemented, could greatly improve the mental health and wellbeing of HIV-positive women who have children.
14 April 2015 | CATIE
James Odong explores how the burden of caregiving falls heavily on girls, affecting their quality of life and education opportunities, as well as bringing added vulnerabilities.
07 April 2015 | Key Correspondents
Why are South African men reluctant to test for HIV, to start and stay on ART, and to join support groups? Is it that health services are not men-friendly? Is it an idea of masculinity that mandates men to be stoic, to hide pain as a weakness and not to talk about their feelings? What defines the relationship of men to health services and how can it be improved? In this video by Davison Mudzingwa, experts and activists like Thamela, analyze the factors that drive men’s gendered vulnerability to HIV in South Africa and suggest ways to reduce it.
23 December 2014 | IPS
Global literature and research shows that the relationship between violence against women and HIV risk is undeniable, complex and involves multiple pathways. Violence against women places women at an increased risk of HIV both through direct risk of infection and through creating an environment in which women are unable to adequately protect themselves from HIV...This involves chronically abusive relationships where women are repeatedly exposed to the same perpetrator.
26 October 2014 | Daily Ties, Pakistan
This is the second in a three-part series of about women and Option B+ in Africa.
"Although Swazi women have better health-seeking behaviour than men, they find it hard to deal with HIV because of socio-cultural barriers, says the study. Many HIV positive married women live in a dilemma between obeying their husbands or following the advice of the health workers."
05 June 2014 | IPS
Children born with HIV can live longer and richer lives if their caregivers receive training in ways to enhance the children’s development, according to research led by Michigan State University.
15 August 2013 | Michigan State University (press release)
HIV-positive adolescents, who face isolation, ostracization, and confusion as they transition to adulthood, need sensitive and directed guidance to an adult healthcare provider, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
09 July 2013 | Medpagetoday.com