Sexual rights and access to treatment among HIV positive women in Zimbabwe

a situational analysis
  • 65 Pages
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  • English
Zimbabwe Women"s Resource Centre and Network , Harare
HIV infections -- Treatment -- Zimbabwe, Women -- Diseases -- Zim
Statement[written by N. Matshalaga].
LC ClassificationsRA643.86.Z55 M38 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 65 p. :
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Open LibraryOL20735737M
ISBN 139781779080370
LC Control Number2007381242

An estimatedwomen were living with HIV in Zimbabwe in In the same year, 19, women became HIV positive, compared to 14, men.6 Gender inequality is present within relationships and marriages, and drives HIV infections.

For example, only 69% of men believe a woman has the right to refuse her husband sexual intercourse if she. Background. Zimbabwe has one of the highest HIV infection rates in the world [].Inthe HIV prevalence among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics was around % [2,3].Prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV is a major public health challenge in Zimbabwe [].Linking PMTCT programmes with HIV care and treatment is critical for promoting Cited by: FSWs were recognised in Zimbabwe's National HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan as an important group to reach with HIV prevention and treatment services but currently there are few data to accurately estimate HIV infection rates among this group and the extent to which they are engaged with HIV prevention and by: The Zimbabwe Demographic And Health Survey (ZDHS) estimated national HIV prevalence rates at 15%, meaning that they estimated 12% infection rate for men, and 18% for women.

However, these numbers are based on data from pregnant women at antenatal clinics, which are notoriously unreliable in estimating national HIV prevalence rates, because the subset of the population used, pregnant women.

Citation: Shamu S, Zarowsky C, Shefer T, Temmerman M, Abrahams N () Intimate Partner Violence after Disclosure of HIV Test Results among Pregnant Women in Harare, Zimbabwe. PLoS ONE 9( HIV is different in structure from other retroviruses. It is roughly spherical with a diameter of about nm, around 60 times smaller than a red blood cell.

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The project supports Zimbabwe’s attainment of the goals for HIV epidemic control set forth by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), particularly the first and third targets, which focus on knowledge of HIV status and viral load suppression.

FHI and sub-awardee Plan International are implementing the project. Although disproportionately affected by HIV, sex workers (SWs) remain neglected by efforts to expand access to antiretroviral treatment (ART).

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In Zimbabwe, despite the existence of well-attended services targeted to female SWs, fewer than half of women diagnosed with HIV took up referrals for assessment and ART initiation; just 14% attended more than one by: HIV-related stigma, discrimination and human rights violations: case studies of successful programmes.

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We, the representatives of civil society actors on Health, HIV and AIDS in Zimbabwe, concur with the Government’s position that, considerable progress has been made especially in reducing HIV prevalence from a record % in% in and % in Size: 74KB.

HIV status among Zimbabweans is an important prevention and treatment intervention strategy that influences positive behaviour change. HIV testing and counselling is the entry point to HIV prevention, treatment care and support.

It also contributes to reduction of the stigma and 1 chapter 1 Zimbabwe National Guidelines on HIV Testing and. HIV and Single provides forums and resources for staying up-to-date on the latest in HIV research and treatment. Its mission is to help HIV-positive Author: Kimberly Holland.

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Most women who get HIV get it from vaginal sex, but men can also get HIV from vaginal sex. In general, there is little to no risk of getting or transmitting HIV from oral sex.

Theoretically, transmission of HIV is possible if an HIV-positive man ejaculates in his partner’s mouth during oral sex. 6 THE HIV and AIDS EPIDEMIC IN ZIMBABWE Natural History of HIV—A Hidden Epidemic In the absence of antiretroviral therapy, HIV follows a natural progression.

For example, the virus is first transmitted to an uninfected adult, most often as a consequence of sexual contract with an infected partner. After transmission of HIV, a person does not File Size: KB. Guidance for Non-HIV-Specialized Providers Caring for Persons with HIV Who Have been Displaced by Disasters (such as a Hurricane) Update ( ) Interim Statement Regarding Potential Fetal Harm from Exposure to Dolutegravir – Implications for HIV Post-exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) [PDF – KB].

Forthcoming Guidelines. The purpose of the study was to assess the impact of structural violence and the spread of HIV/AIDS among women and girls in Bulawayo. It is noted that the spread of HIV/ AIDS is high among women and girls in Bulawayo, similarly to the rest of the world.

There have been a number of studies that were carried out seeking to find out what causes. The United States and international partners have greatly scaled up services to help HIV-positive women to have HIV-negative children: 80% of HIV-positive women received the treatment and services necessary to reduce transmission from mother to child, resulting in 60% fewer new infections since PEPFAR-provided resources and funding for.

The Supreme Court will face a test case on Monday concerning the rights of HIV-positive prisoners, when it will be asked to compel police and prisons to.

people receiving improved access to sexual health information, protection and treatment. Linking programmes can lead to increased awareness of rights owed to disabled people through initiatives implemented by government, international actors and civil society.

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Mprah et al report on the violence against deaf people in Ghana and highlight how Cited by: 7. SinceHIV/AIDS has slashed the average life expectancy in Zimbabwe from 61 to 33 years (; source: SOWC, Excel format), and there are now 1 million children in Zimbabwe who have been orphaned due to AIDS-related deaths.

In other words, one in five Zimbabwean children is an orphan as a result of the HIV/AIDS crisis. “Sexual minorities have no benefits of HIV treatment,” warns Sibongile Mtetwa of the Centre for Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Research (CeShaar). “Health officials try to downplay this in the media.

But it is a fact that gays and lesbians find it hard to access treatment from public health-care centres. The rationale for this study was based on reports in the scientific literature on stigmatization of HIV positive patients and the consequences of stigmatization and discrimination on the health seeking behaviour of HIV/AIDS patients [12–16].Therefore we wanted to determine if there are practices by HCWs at local hospitals that could be perceived as stigmatization by by: Adolescents and young people represent a growing share of people living with HIV worldwide.

In alone,[,] young people between the ages of 10 to 24 were newly infected with HIV, of whom[59,] were adolescents between the ages of 10 and To compound this, most recent data indicate that only 19 per cent of adolescent girls and 14 per cent of.

The links between violence against women and HIV and AIDS Violence against women plays a crucial and devastating role in increasing the risk to women of HIV infection.

It is a key reason why women are more vulnerable to HIV infection than men. It is both a cause and a consequence of infection, and as such is a driving force behind the Size: KB. The majority of HIV-infected women are within the reproductive age group [1, 2].Even though the availability of antiretroviral therapy has significantly reduced the risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and made prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) possible, many women infected with HIV want to avoid pregnancy [3,4,5,6,7].The reasons why many HIV-infected Cited by: 4 │ Sexual and reproductive health and rights among young people living with HIV in Uganda Self-efficacy to engage in healthy behaviors In general, survey participants reported a high sense of self-efficacy; 91 percent felt confident in their ability to engage in positive sexual and reproductive health behaviors such as condom use.

Among all HIV-positive women, % had a viral load, copies/ mL. Conclusions: Although most HIV-positive women aware of their status are accessing antiretroviral therapy, % of HIV-positive women are unaware of their status and % Cited by: Several studies had reported that risky sexual act with nondisclosure of serostatus to at least specific sexual partners is a common practice among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) (4,5,6,7).

Objective(S)To determine the HIV prevalence and extent of engagement with HIV prevention and care among a representative sample of Zimbabwean sex workers working in Victoria Falls, Hwange and Mutare.

DesignRespondent driven sampling (RDS) surveys conducted at each site. MethodsSex workers were recruited using respondent driven sampling with each respondent limited to recruiting 2 peers.

The first case of GRID, which will later be referred to as AIDS, is reported. Five women are among those diagnosed. Sandra Ford, a drug technician for.

HIV-positive people or seropositives are people who have the human immunodeficiency virus HIV, the agent of the currently incurable disease AIDS. According to estimates by WHO and UNAIDS, million people were infected with HIV at the end of That same year, some million people became newly infected, and million died of AIDS-related causes, including children.

Background: The HIV epidemic continues to amplify in southern Africa and there is a growing need for HIV prevention interventions among people who have tested HIV positive.

Methods: Anonymous surveys were completed by HIV-positive men and HIV-positive women sampled from HIV/AIDS services; 73% were Cited by: HIV prevention, treatment, care and support for people who use stimulant drugs Technical guide 27 August ; An internet-based HIV self-testing program to increase HIV testing uptake among men who have sex with men in Brazil: descriptive cross-sectional analysis Journal article published in Journal of Medical Internet Research 1 August