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close this bookAgenda for Action: Background Materials to the 4rth World Conference on Women (UNAIDS, 1995, 9 p.)
View the documentSummary
View the documentIntroduction
View the documentHow HIV/AIDS is spreading among women
View the documentEconomic subordination leads to HIV vulnerability
View the documentFemale biological vulnerability to HIV
View the documentImpact of HIV/AIDS on women
View the documentResponding to reality: agenda for action
View the documentDr Eka Esu Williams, Nigeria
View the documentReducing the vulnerability of women to HIV/AIDS
View the documentReducing the impact of HIV/AIDS on women
View the documentCaring for women with HIV/AIDS
View the documentConclusion
View the documentAnnex

Reducing the impact of HIV/AIDS on women

Reduce the stigmatization and discrimination of women regarding HIV infection:

· encourage countries where mandatory testing or routine HIV screening programmes exist to replace them with voluntary, confidential testing supported by counselling services;

· support programmes that work with families and communities of women with HIV/AIDS in order to reduce the likelihood that women will be ostracized due to their HIV status;

· plan and implement HIV/AIDS prevention interventions with sex workers, and support self-help and advocacy organizations for sex workers;

· review the impact of laws and regulations relating to prostitution on working conditions as well as on the ability of HIV/AIDS and STD prevention activities to operate effectively.