ART antiretroviral therapy
CEDAW Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
CEE/CIS countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States
DOTS directly observed therapy, short-course
FGC female genital cutting
HEI HIV Equity Initiative, Haiti
IAVI International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
ICW International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS
IPPF International Planned Parenthood Federation
MaP Men as Partners, a Southern Africa NGO
MDGs Millennium Development Goals
MSF Médecins Sans Frontières
MTCT mother-to-child transmission
NGO non-governmental organization
PAHO Pan-American Health Organization
PEP post-exposure prophylaxis
PMTCT preventing mother-to-child transmission
SHAZ Shaping the Health of Adolescents in Zimbabwe
STI sexually transmitted infection
UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
UNFPA United Nations Population Fund
UNGASS UN General Assembly Special Session (on HIV/AIDS)
UNICEF United Nations Children’s Fund
UNIFEM United Nations Development Fund for Women
VCT Voluntary counselling and testing
VSO Voluntary Services Overseas, UK
WAR Women against Rape, Botswana
WHO World Health Organization