PRB Topic Feed: HIV/ AIDS/ STIs/Topics/HivAidsStis.aspxWithout My Consent — Women and HIV-Related Stigma in IndiaThe HIV/AIDS epidemic in India is closely tied to the social and cultural values and economic relationships between men and women. These social inequalities facilitate its spread and reflects and reinforces these inequalities.03/01/2003/Publications/Articles/2003/WithoutMyConsentWomenandHIVRelatedStigmainIndia.aspxd89dc4e2-ddc3-4810-ae79-bd9b1da2bc06Caring for People With HIV/AIDS in the CaribbeanHaving witnessed some 60,000 new HIV infections and 30,000 AIDS-related deaths in 2001, the Caribbean is shaking itself awake to the need for prevention, care, and treatment programs for the estimated 420,000 people or 2 percent of the population with HIV/AIDS.01/10/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/CaringforPeopleWithHIVAIDSintheCaribbean.aspxd332891b-778b-4100-a97f-843baea6fa1eBrazil's AIDS Policies Tightly Link Prevention and TreatmentBrazil's condom-distribution effort and the widespread free distribution of antiretroviral drugs to those who need them are two policies that are among the most effective in the world in fighting AIDS. 03/01/2005/Publications/Articles/2005/BrazilsAIDSPoliciesTightlyLinkPreventionandTreatment.aspxc6221b35-cd82-4f08-83b0-a2ae983aa169Integrating Reproductive Health and HIV Services Advances Gender Equity and Human RightsIntegrating family planning and reproductive health and HIV services is an important strategy to reduce new HIV infections and unintended pregnancies and promote gender equality and human rights. 12/15/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/integratedservices.aspxb6f7c394-2b15-43ba-bc18-1169957a7883The Changing Face of AIDS: Prevention Efforts Focus on WomenThe AIDS epidemic is increasingly female, young, and poor. The rate of infection among women has increased each year since the early 1990s and continues to grow. Young women are the fastest-growing group of people infected with HIV: 50 percent of them are between the ages of 15 and 24. 12/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/TheChangingFaceofAIDSPreventionEffortsFocusonWomen.aspxab8f0afa-ddbe-4b48-aa26-c2c7a08124c8World AIDS Day 2004: The Vulnerability of Women and GirlsThe face of HIV/AIDS across the globe is fast becoming young and female. 11/01/2004/Publications/Articles/2004/WorldAIDSDay2004TheVulnerabilityofWomenandGirls.aspxaa0e7316-bc58-4f3f-b2fa-3fcf6eaa7419The International Response to HIV/AIDSThis overview of global activities to fight AIDS in Africa shows that international financial support is key.07/02/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/TheInternationalResponsetoHIVAIDS.aspx9b5b563a-0d33-4746-acce-30e977f506caObstacles to Vaccines for AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Cervical Cancer Although vaccines have proven highly cost-effective and extremely successful in controlling other diseases from measles to polio to smallpox, challenges from investment to testing continue to hamper progress towards vaccines for these diseases.05/10/2006/Publications/Articles/2006/ObstaclestoVaccinesAIDSTBCervicalCancer.aspx99afa46c-d940-40f3-a195-b359f763b3fbBackground to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Sub-Saharan AfricaThe HIV/AIDS epidemic is a crisis of enormous proportions that is rapidly wiping out many of the gains sub-Saharan Africa has achieved since the countries attained independence. Bringing the epidemic under control is now perhaps the foremost development imperative for this part of the world.07/26/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/BackgroundtotheHIVAIDSEpidemicinSubSaharanAfrica.aspx95196197-0abc-402b-963b-64367eb22d89Misconceptions About Attitudes Toward AIDS in AfricaIn the world of HIV prevention, policy researchers and program officers have long puzzled over why information and educational campaigns have failed to significantly change behaviors in Africa. The findings of an ethnographic study based in Malawi challenge commonly held assumptions. 10/31/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/misconceptions.aspx91a06c9d-21c6-446c-9d2c-5b15c50d8c81