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HIV, health, and your community: a guide for action  
http://www.hesperian.org/publications_download.php#hiv
Provides a manual designed for confronting HIV in places with few medical resources. Includes information on prevention strategies, low-cost care for people with HIV and their families, and guidelines for using ART. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Aboriginal strategy on HIV/AIDS in Canada: strategy development guidelines  
http://www.caan.ca/Aboriginal%20Strategy%20On%20HIV-AIDS%20In%20Canada%20Final%20Draft.pdf
Outlines the various components involved in developing the Aboriginal strategy on HIV/AIDS in Canada; a strategy that will be inclusive of all Aboriginal people and their issues as they relate to HIV/AIDS. Serves as a set of guidelines for developing the newly emerging strategy, as well as serving as a document that outlines the roles of responsibilites of stake holders participating in strategy initiaition. Concludes with a 1 year strategy work plan. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Ensuring equitable access to antiretroviral treatment for women  
http://www.who.int/gender/documents/hiv/a85588/en/index.html

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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Published: 2004
Intimate partner violence and HIV/AIDS: informaiton sheet  
http://www.who.int/gender/documents/hiv/a85591/en/index.html

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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Published: November 2004
Sexual violence in conflict settings and the risk of HIV: information sheet  
http://www.who.int/gender/documents/hiv/a85593/en/index.html

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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Published: November 2004
Blueprint for action on women and HIV/AIDS  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/pdf/Blueprint_for_Action_on_Women_and_HIV.pdf

Outlines a comprehensive strategy to stop the HIV/AIDS epidemic among women (including transgendered women) globally that requires adequately funded, sustained and ongoing response from all stakeholders.

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Published: 2005
Ageways 61: HIV/AIDS and older people  
http://www.helpage.org/download/4d028264ded90

Newsletter of HelpAge International that disusses how HIV/AIDS affects older people, including articles on home care for people with AIDS, grandmothers caring for children whose parents have died of AIDS, reducing the stigma of AIDS, and educating older people about the disease.

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Published: December 2002
Violence against women and AIDS: critical intersections  
http://www.who.int/hac/techguidance/pht/InfoBulletinIntimatePartnerViolenceFinal.pdf

Discusses the crucial connections between violence against women and the spread of HIV/AIDS. The links between intimate partner violence and HIV/AIDS are explained by biological as well as sociocultural and economic factors. Ways in which the two epidemics intersect are described here with the caveat that pathways, causal or temporal links between violence against women and HIV/AIDS are quite complex and not completely understood.

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Published: 2004
Health on stage  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1990_Healthsharing_Vol_11_No_2_Spring.pdf

This article is about interactive youth theatre that speaks to issues of AIDS, streetlife and choices. Defines Forum Theatre. Shares excerpt interviews with women involved in the creation and performance of two productions.

 


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Published: 1990
Gender, diversity and HIV/AIDS  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/pdf/GBA%20Scenarios/index.htm

Presented at the XVI International AIDS Conference in Toronto, Ontario, this document looks at such themes as workplace HIV/AIDS, gender-based violence, youth and prevention, breastfeeding, and gender-based analysis and HIV resources.

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Published: 2006