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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
Gender dimensions of HIV status disclosure to sexual partners: rates, barriers and outcomes for women  
http://www.who.int/gender/documents/women_and_girls/9241590734/en/index.html

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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Published: January 2003
Blueprint for action on women and HIV/AIDS: manifesto 2010  
http://womensblueprint.org/en/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Manifesto-2010-EN.pdf

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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Published: 2010
POWER study: HIV infection  
http://www.powerstudy.ca/the-power-report/hiv-infection

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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Published: 2011
Testing positive  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1990_Healthsharing_Vol_11_No_2_Spring.pdf

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.  


 

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Published: 1990