WOMEN'S ISSUES

AIDS.gov

AIDSInfoNet

A Positive Life

CAMFED

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIVandHepatitis.com

HIV Wisdom for Older Women

International Center for Research on Women

International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Kaiser Family Foundation

NetWellness Consumer Health Information

Project Inform

The Body—Women

The Global Coalition on Women and AIDS

The Well Project

UNAIDS/UNFPA/UNIFEM

United Nations Development Fund for Women

U.S. Food and Drug Administration—Office of Women’s Health

Women Organized to Respond to Life-Threatening Disease (WORLD)

WomensHealth.gov

Women’s Interagency HIV Study

World Health Organization

This web site provides numerous links and downloadable reports specific to HIV/AIDS and women affected by it. General information is provided, as well as information on women and pregnancy.

http://aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/just-diagnosed-with-hiv-aids/overview/women/

This page provides a basic fact sheet on women and HIV.

http://www.aidsinfonet.org/fact_sheets/view/610

This web site is intended to serve the needs of women living with HIV/AIDS infection. Many of the articles are available in Spanish.

http://www.apositivelife.com

Camfed is an international organization working to solve long-term health, economic and social issues in Africa by investing in girls’ education in some of the poorest regions of Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ghana and Tanzania.

http://us.camfed.org

Today, women account for more than one quarter of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses. Women of color are especially affected by HIV infection and AIDS. This page, also available as a downloadable PDF, is entitled “HIV/AIDS Among Women.”

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/women/resources/factsheets/women.htm

Bone loss is common in people with HIV, although it remains unclear whether this is due to HIV infection itself, antiretroviral drugs, the normal aging process as HIV positive people survive longer, or some combination of factors. This document reports on studies that examine bone loss in women with HIV.

http://www.hivandhepatitis.com/hiv-populations/hiv-women

This web site is dedicated to the prevention of HIV in older women and to life enrichment for those who are infected. Older women are often overlooked in HIV prevention because it is incorrectly assumed that they no longer engage in sexual relations—though many do. Most don't realize that this activity can put them at risk of becoming infected with a sexually transmitted disease. Older women who have learned this sad fact by testing HIV positive face a double stigma: the stigma of living with a disease considered disgraceful and the stigma of being old in a society that neither values nor respects age. Both issues—prevention of HIV in older women and support for those already infected—are the focus of HIV Wisdom for Older Women.

http://www.hivwisdom.org

ICRW seeks to promote a world free of poverty in which women and men, girls and boys have equal opportunities to achieve their potential and realize their rights. Founded in 1976, ICRW has earned a reputation as a leading international institution on gender and development.

http://www.icrw.org/html/about/about.htm

ICW was founded in response to the desperate lack of support, information and services available to women living with HIV worldwide and the need for these women to have influence and input on policy development. ICW was formed by a group of HIV positive women from many different countries that attended the 8th International Conference on AIDS held in Amsterdam in July 1992.

http://www.icw.org

The Johns Hopkins HIV Women’s Health Program was established in 1988 in response to the increasing number of women infected with HIV. The program offers a full range of reproductive and comprehensive health services that address the special needs of women with HIV.

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/gynecology_obstetrics/specialty_areas/gynecological_services/treatments_services/hiv_womens_health_services.html

Women and HIV/AIDS in the United States” is an updated fact sheet highlighting the impact of HIV/AIDS on women in the United States, providing current data and trends over time.

http://www.kff.org/hivaids/6092.cfm

NetWellness provides the highest-quality health information and education services created and evaluated by faculty of their partner universities. This page focuses on the subject of HIV/AIDS and women.

http://www.netwellness.org/healthtopics/aidshiv/womenandhiv.cfm

This PDF entitled “Positive. How Are You Feeling?” is a helpful 24-page booklet providing information for women with a positive diagnosis of HIV/AIDS.

http://www.projectinform.org/hhw-if-you-are-an-hiv-positive-woman/

Issues related to women's health and HIV, prenatal testing, pregnancy and AIDS, the healthcare 'gender gap,' and more, are presented by The Body. A myriad of articles and links are available.

http://www.thebody.com/index/whatis/women.html

The Global Coalition on Women and AIDS is a worldwide alliance of civil society groups, networks of women living with HIV, women’s organizations, AIDS service organizations, and the United Nations system, committed to strengthening AIDS programming for women and girls.

http://womenandaids.unaids.org

The Well Project is an initiative conceived, developed, and administered by HIV+ women and those who are affected by the disease.

http://www.thewellproject.org/en_US/Womens_Center/

This web site provides the report, “Women and HIV/AIDS: Confronting the Crisis.” It grows out of a shared belief that the world must respond to the HIV crisis confronting women. It highlights the work of the Global Coalition on Women and AIDS—a UNAIDS initiative that supports and energizes programs that mitigate the impact of AIDS on girls and women worldwide. Through its advocacy and networking, the Coalition is drawing greater attention to the effects of HIV on women and stimulating effective action by an ever-increasing range of partners.

http://www.unfpa.org/hiv/women/report/

UNIFEM, in collaboration with UNAIDS, has developed this comprehensive gender and HIV/AIDS web portal to provide up-to-date information on the gender dimensions of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The site aims to promote understanding, knowledge sharing, and action on HIV/AIDS as a gender and human rights issue.

http://www.genderandaids.org

This web site page is a basic, easy-to-read fact sheet on Women and HIV.

http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ByAudience/ForWomen/ucm118579.htm

This web site page is a detailed information sheet on HIV/AIDS medicines specifically targeted for women.

http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ByAudience/ForWomen/ucm118597.htm

WORLD connects HIV-positive women, their families, allies, and communities to one another through peer-based education, support, advocacy, and leadership development. WORLD is a diverse organization for, by, and about women living with, and at risk for, HIV/AIDS.

http://womenhiv.org

Even though more men than women have HIV, about one-quarter of people living with HIV in the United States are women. High rates of HIV among women have brought new attention to the unique issues and special challenges that make it harder for women to prevent HIV or to take care of themselves if they have HIV.

http://www.womenshealth.gov/hiv-aids/index.html

The Women’s Interagency HIV Study was established in August of 1993 to investigate the impact of HIV infection on women in the U.S. The core portion of the study includes a detailed and structured interview, physical and gynecological examinations, and laboratory testing.

http://statepiaps.jhsph.edu/wihs/

This web site page contains an article from the World Health Organization entitled “Gender inequalities and HIV.

http://www.who.int/gender/hiv_aids/en/

 

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