Review paper, 'Integrating Gender into HIV/AIDS Programmes'

A Rights-Based Approach

No. of pages: 54

Publication date: 2006

Author: UNFPA

Publisher: UNAIDS

In the HIV/AIDS epidemic,gender – defined as the array of societal beliefs,norms, customs and practices that define ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’ attributes andbehaviours – plays an integral role in determining an individual’s vulnerability to infection, his or her ability to access care, support or treatment, and the ability to cope when infected or affected.