Gender, AIDS and ARV therapies: ensuring women gain equitable access to drugs within U.S. funded treatment initiatives

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Center for Health and Gender Equity
Center for Health and Gender Equity
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Tacoma Park, MD

Identifies necessary elements to consider when deciding who should receive the very limited AIDS and antiretroviral (ARV) treatment programs promised to developing countries by the US. Suggests that in order to ensure social equity, US government should provide access to marginalized and vulnerable communities particularly girls and women. Provides a list of guidelines for population selection and program implementation.