Gender and HIV & AIDS

Why, after 20 years of international responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic are infection rates still on the increase? Why are the numbers of women living with HIV increasing faster than the number of men? HIV/AIDS is not only driven by gender inequality - it makes gender inequality worse, putting women, men and children further at risk. What can be done to address a problem entrenched in this inequality, denial and stigma? International experience demonstrates that an approach which transforms gender relations is needed to effectively tackle the epidemic.

This pack explores these questions with an Overview Report covering the main issues and giving recommendations; a Supporting Resources Collection summarising key texts, case studies, practical tools and training manuals; and an In Brief with three short articles on the theme.