Topic » Integration: HIV/AIDS
Integrating sexual and reproductive health care with HIV programs increases people’s access to information and services that reduce sexually-transmitted infections (including HIV), unintended pregnancies, maternal and newborn deaths, and mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Because clients seeking HIV services and those seeking family planning services share many needs and concerns, integrating services enables providers to address them efficiently and comprehensively. Integration also assures that the reproductive health and rights of people living with HIV/AIDS are addressed and respected. Improving access to reproductive health services, including contraception, is one of the most important interventions for effective HIV prevention, treatment and care. PAI is working to accelerate country demand for integrated health programs, providing support to in-country civil society organizations to start integration programs, and advocating to the Global Fund and other institutions, including the U.S. government, to prioritize integration in combating the spread of HIV.
PAI has launched the Tipping Point, a website that showcases the work PAI, its partners and other advocates are doing to improve access to reproductive health and maternal, newborn and child health through integrated programs and services. Visit the site.
The Silent Partner: HIV in Marriage examines the risk of HIV within marriage and the particular challenges facing married women. Conventional HIV prevention strategies do not meet the needs of married women who cannot practice abstinence, cannot control the faithfulness of their husbands, and find it difficult to negotiate condom use. Continue reading
A Practical Guide to Integrating Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS into Grant Proposals to the Global Fund
Karen Hardee, Jill Gay and Elisha Dunn-Georgiou Integrating RH and HIV can greatly contribute to mitigating the AIDS pandemic by reducing unintended pregnancy; preventing perinatal transmission; expanding to more target groups; reducing gender based violence; meeting the needs of people … Continue reading
Kimberly Rovin, MPH, Malea Hoepf Young, MPH, and Karen Hardee, PhD In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report recognized climate change as a global issue with the potential for catastrophic environmental effects. The report stated … Continue reading
The large banner stretched across busy Langata Road near Nyayo football stadium in Nairobi, Kenya declares, “We CAN End All Violence Against Women” as the traffic jam below grinds on. It signals the annual “16 Days of Activism” campaign – … Continue reading
This World AIDS Day, Population Action International is exploring a different side of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, one that many people might not even realize is an issue – the prevalence of HIV in marriage. Our new documentary, The Silent Partner: … Continue reading
The world premiere of “The Silent Partner: HIV in Marriage” in Nairobi, Kenya yesterday drew a crowd of 131 attendees, plus 39 members of the media. The event was held in a lovely room in the City Centre’s Nairobi Hilton, … Continue reading
Women now account for half of the 33 million people living with HIV around the world. In sub-Saharan Africa, home to two-thirds of the world’s people living with HIV, women are even harder hit, making up 60 percent of those … Continue reading
One of the unique features of the Asia Pacific Alliance (APA) is that it brings together reproductive health (RH), family planning (FP), development and environment nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). We in the movement know that all of our activities are linked … Continue reading
Does HIV/AIDS still require an exceptional response? That question framed the interactive discussion hosted by the Caucus for Evidence-Based Prevention at the International AIDS Conference. Mitchell Warren (AVAC) launched the dialogue by quoting Richard Horton (The Lancet): “In 2031 … Continue reading
In the session “Women’s Rights Equals Women’s Lives,” at the International AIDS Conference, advocates and researchers came together to discuss the twin pandemics of gender-based violence (GBV) and HIV. Researchers Charlotte Watts from the London School of Hygiene and Claudia … Continue reading