Remembering Women on World AIDS Day

Today is World AIDS Day.  As we confirmed through our Big Five research, HIV/AIDS is a woman's issue.  Black women comprise 65% of HIV/AIDS cases but only 13% of the female population.  As we remember women on World AIDS Day, we bring you the following resources:

 

Women's Media Center, "AIDS Breakthrough for Women"
Scientists, policy makers and activists alike celebrated the unveiling of a new antiretroviral gel at the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna.
Read more.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., “World AIDS Day 2010: Stand Strong with Youth Around the World"
Planned Parenthood released a fact sheet on the impact of AIDS on the world’s youth.
Download the fact sheet.

Center for Reproductive Rights, “Protecting the Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Women Living with HIV” 
In honor of World AIDS Day, the Center for Reproductive Rights points out affronts to the reproductive rights of HIV-positive women, such as the forced sterilization of HIV-positive Chilean women and the intersectionality of race and HIV rates in the U.S.
Read more.

RH Reality Check, “World AIDS Day 2010: Important Progress, New Challenges” 
Sharon Camp, President of the Guttmacher Institute, shares her thoughts on how far we’ve come and how long we have to go in the fight to destroy AIDS and defend sexual and reproductive rights.
Read more.

RH Reality Check,  “U.S. Policy Ignores the Reproductive Rights of HIV-positive women” 
Learn about how HIV-positive women are being overlooked by the latest U.S. policy on HIV/AIDS.
Read more.

The Huffington Post, “Sexual Violence Against Girls: A Pathway for the Spread of AIDS That Must Stop” 
Gary Cohen highlights the role of sexual violence in contributing to disproportionately higher HIV rates for young women and girls than for their male counterparts.
Read more.

UNAIDS, "UNAIDS Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic 2010"
From the horse’s mouth: read the latest United Nations report on AIDS prevention and treatment, with data and analysis from 182 countries.
Read the report.


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