African-Americans are infected with HIV at eight times the rate of white Americans and accounted for 44 percent of HIV diagnoses in 2014.
08 February 2016 | NewsOne
The subject of contraception is a hot topic in faith communities, which made for some exciting discussions at the recent International Conference on Family Planning in Indonesia. The conference heard that contrary to popular belief, many faith-based organisations do support family planning as a process that helps improve people’s quality of life. For the first time, around 80 representatives from different faith groups attending the conference spoke of their commitment to continue informing and educating their communities on family planning. The consensus was that it is consistent with faith values, in order to protect the rights of women, children and families.
05 February 2016 | Key Correspondents
To protect and extend the significant progress made against the HIV/AIDS epidemic globally, policymakers and funders must target specific high-risk populations, especially young women in sub-Saharan Africa, according to U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Dr. Deborah Birx, who oversees the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
27 January 2016 | Fogarty International Center
As the year heads toward its end, SPW recollects main trends and facts in sexual politics worldwide. - See more at: http://sxpolitics.org/sexual-politics-roundup-in-2015/13916#sthash.s6Bqy383.dpuf
22 December 2015 | Sexuality Policy Watch
A new report looking at the findings and evaluation of the Women PrEPare workshop that took place in London in July 2015, bringing together 30 women living with HIV from around the UK to look at HIV treatment and its use in prevention and how it specifically affects women.
18 December 2015 | Positively UK
Higher incarceration rates among black males explain the lion’s share of the black-white disparity in AIDS infection rates among both men and women.
15 December 2015 | New York Times
Most antenatal clinics in Uganda request that pregnant women attend with their husbands, to try and persuade both to have HIV counselling and testing. Although it’s good to encourage men to be responsible partners, and pregnancy should not be viewed as a woman’s affair alone, Uganda’s policy provokes some important questions that need answering. Does the current healthcare approach allow women an opportunity to exercise their right in decision making on whether they should take a test or not? Is the woman’s consent sought about whether she is comfortable with being tested with her partner?
14 December 2015 | Key Correspondents
On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, UNAIDS is urging countries to put women and girls at the centre of efforts to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
26 November 2015 | UNAIDS
UK activist Angelina Namiba talks to Marie Claire about her HIV: "People still ask me ‘how I got’ HIV, almost assuming that I must have done something wrong. But HIV doesn’t discriminate, no matter whether you’re rich or poor, young or old, black or white, you name it. The fact that I have HIV is not because of what I did, it’s because of what I didn’t do. And what I didn’t do is what millions of young people are not doing in this world today – they’re not using a condom."
19 November 2015 | Marie Claire
After my initial shock at the reaction to Charlie Sheen's announcement, I started to realise there was a side to this debate missing. Because, here in the UK, two out of three cases of HIV diagnosed are among black Africans. They make up a little over two per cent of entire UK population yet we account for nearly half of HIV diagnosis.
19 November 2015 | The Telegraph