Women’s Health Issues Supplement Showcases Gender-Responsive National HIV/AIDS Programming for U.S. Women and Girls

Content From: HIV.govPublished: November 07, 20112 min read


A just-released special supplement to the journal Women’s Health Issues provides in-depth information about gender-specific health considerations of U.S. women and girls in the HIV/AIDS epidemic and recommendations for national strategic programmatic improvements to meet their needs.

The supplement grew out of a June 2010 forum, Bringing Gender Home: Implementing Gender-Responsive HIV/AIDS Programming for U.S. Women and Girls, hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health in partnership with UNAIDS. In anticipation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) release, participants recommended strategies and ideas to make HIV/AIDS prevention and care programs more responsive to the needs of women and girls. The Gender Forum recommendations .” It addresses how we can aim to meet each of the NHAS goals with gender-responsive approaches. In another commentary co-authored with the Gender Forum under the leadership of Mary Bowers, Public Health Advisor with OWH, the “Bringing it Back Home: Making Gender Central in the Domestic U.S. AIDS ResponseExit Disclaimer,” offers an overview of the forum and suggests efforts to advance the discussion of gender and HIV/AIDS in the U.S.

The Supplement also features commentaries by leaders in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, the Office of AIDS Research and the Office of Research on Women’s Health of the National Institutes of Health, and the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and also includes nine peer-reviewed invited articles addressing the unique and diverse needs of women and girls with, or at risk for, HIV infection.

Read more about the Supplement in this press release https://publichealth.gwu.edu/projects/jiwhExit Disclaimer.

Free online access to the commentaries and articles is available at: http://www.whijournal.com/supplementsExit Disclaimer .