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March 10, 2011

HIV-Positive Women Often Endure Human Rights Violations

The Positive Women’s Network (PWN) has released survey results revealing that HIV-positive women often endure human rights violations, according to a PWN statement. The release coincides with National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The survey found that criminalizing nondisclosure of one’s HIV status to partners, even when using a condom, increases stigma and deters testing. The survey also found that medical providers do not provide adequate information about and support for HIV-positive women’s reproductive health.

To read the PWN statement, click here.

Search: Positive Women's Network, PWN, human rights violations, National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, NWGHAAD


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