Preventing HIV Infection

Addressing Gender Perspectives in HIV Prevention

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Notes and References

1 - The ICPD Programme of Action (8.28, 8.29a). The 1995 Beijing Conference Platform of Action (para.108). The ICPD and Beijing five-year reviews. The UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS (UNGASS 2001) Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS. Secretary-General’s Report to the UNGASS, states “that gender inequalities fueling the epidemic must be explicitly addressed” (para.88).
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2 - Resource Packet on Gender & AIDS, UNAIDS 2001. For instance, “an estimated 60-80% of HIV-positive African women have had sexual intercourse solely with their husbands”. In a sample survey in India, “91% of them reported only ever having sex with their husbands”.
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3 - Ibid.
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4 - Refer to HIV Prevention Now, Programme Brief No. 3: Preventing HIV Infections in Young People, for further information.
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5 - See HIV Prevention Now, Programme Brief No. 2: Prevention of HIV Infection in Pregnant Women for specific service components and further information.
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Comments or questions on Programme Briefs should be addressed to Dr. Suman Mehta, HIV/AIDS Coordinator, Technical Support Division, UNFPA or sent by email to hiv@unfpa.org


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