Tanzania: Women’s HIV Infections Still On High Side

Tanzania: Women’s HIV Infections Still On High Side

Jaffar Mjasiri –Tanzania Daily News – Monday, 08 July 2013 (originally published 27 Jun) WOMEN are most affected by HIV in the country according to a recent report by Tanzania HIV and Malaria Indicator Survey (THIMS) 2012. The THIMS report says women were leading with a 6.2 per cent and followed by men with 3.8 […]

HIV+ women face uphill battle in Nepal

HIV+ women face uphill battle in Nepal

Padanraj Joshi – Himalayan – Thursday, 05 July 2012 (originally published 01 Jul) It was not the fault of Sarmila BK that she became infected with HIV, but because of her HIV positive status she had to leave her home. An inhabitant of Godawari, Kailali, Sarmila was ousted from her home when her husband died […]

THAILAND: Women face society and prosecution with HIV/AIDS laws

THAILAND: Women face society and prosecution with HIV/AIDS laws

Thin Lei Win – WNN MDG Stories (WNN) BANGKOK: Punitive laws and social stigma not only prevent women living with HIV/AIDS from accessing much-needed healthcare services but lead to violence and discrimination against them, according to the head of the U.N. agency for HIV/AIDS. Such laws and fear of social ostracism further hamper efforts to […]