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Adolescents with HIV in Asia Pacific
Medical record of an HIV positive patient
C. de Bode / Panos Pictures
Adolescents living with HIV are now dealing with the complex consequences of life-long HIV and ART. This report documents the experiences of adolescents living with HIV as they disclose their HIV status, deal with life-long ART, move from pediatric to adult health care services, navigate sexuality and relationships and build their independent lives.

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Constitutional Reforms and Access to HIV Services for Women in Low-resource Settings in Nairobi, Kenya
P Ooosterhoff; E Kageha Igonya / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2015
Four years after the approval of the new Constitution in Kenya in 2010, and one year after the devolution of health services in 2013, this case study examines: the difficulties that poor women and girls living in slum areas face in ge...
A review of interventions addressing structural drivers of adolescents' sexual and reproductive health vulnerability in sub-Saharan Africa: implications for sexual health programming
Reproductive Health, 2014
Young people particularly women are at increased risk of undesirable sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes. Structural factors have been reported as driving some of these risks. Although several interventions have targeted som...
The African Women’s Protocol: act now to support women’s reproductive rights and roll back HIV
A. Gibbs / Health Economics & HIV/AIDS Research Division, University of Natal, 2010
This issue brief is centered on the African Women’s Protocol and emphasises that achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) requires that women in Africa have universal access to reproductive healthcare.  A re...
Unplanned ART treatment interruptions in southern Africa: what can we do to minimise the long-term risks?
N. Veenstra; A. Whiteside; A. Gibbs; D. Lalloo / Health Economics & HIV/AIDS Research Division, University of Natal, 2010
Adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is important to optimise treatment outcomes and prevent the development of drug resistance. It is however comprised under a number of situations in the countries most heavily affected by HIV/A...
Annotated bibliography on care in the context of HIV and AIDS
A. Gibbs; J. Smith / Health Economics & HIV/AIDS Research Division, University of Natal, 2010
The provision of care for people living with HIV and AIDS is one aspect of universal access, which countries signed up to as part of the UN General Assembly. Yet, compared to treatment and prevention, the need for universal access to ...
Health expenditure implications of SACU’s revenue volatility in BLNS countries
H. Ngalawa; K. Ahmed; A. Whiteside 2010
Revenue of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) is on the decline and a likely effect of this is that critical areas such as health, education and agriculture may be scaled down. This is an issue of major concern given that SACU ...
Towards microbicide rollout in sub-Saharan Africa: ensuring microbicides are an effective tool for HIV prevention and women’s empowerment
R. Kunda; A. Gibbs 2010
This paper highlights how microbicides offer an opportunity to integrate HIV prevention and women’s empowerment.  Research from microbicide clinical trials have shown three key ways in which microbicides may contribu...
Oral literature and HIV narratives in Swaziland: considerations for HIV prevention and communication
R. Fielding-Miller 2011
Key components of Swaziland’s national response to the HIV epidemic include reduction of multiple concurrent partnerships, delaying sexual debut, and increasing condom use. While these interventions, which aim to mitigate the so...
Voluntary medical male circumcision: considerations for policy and practice
In 2007, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) issued recommendations that voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) be implemented in countries with a generalised HIV epidemi...
Creating a world free from violence: the Stepping Stones and Creating Futures intervention trial
A. Gibbs; L. Washington 2015
New studies have shown that carefully designed interventions, which focus on transforming gender norms and work at multiple levels, can significantly reduce women’s experience of violence within one to two years. Yet, despi...
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