HIV/AIDS is yet another area that lends itself to disregard for human and sexual rights. In a context where the Caribbean has one of the highest incidences of HIV/AIDS, second only to sub-Saharan Africa, and where stigma and discrimination continue to fuel the disease, this is naturally an area of...Read more
The tiny baby was hugely distressed: Being tested for HIV just a few weeks after her birth was not her idea of a good time. Crying her lungs out, she made her discomfort loud and clear. But don’t be fooled: In Suriname, where two of the leading causes of death are AIDS and reproductive cancers,...Read more
The tiny baby was hugely distressed: Being tested for HIV just a few weeks after her birth was not her idea of a good time. Crying her lungs out, she made her discomfort loud and clear. But don’t be fooled: In Suriname, where two of the leading causes of death are AIDS and reproductive cancers,...Read more
Violeta was born in La Paz, Bolivia, and was diagnosed with HIV in May 2000. “When I was younger, no one ever spoke to me honestly about anything related to sex and sexuality, so I learned most of what I know in secrecy,” says Violeta. “I think all sexual and reproductive health organizations and...Read more
UNAIDS’ Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) is comprised of 22 voting Member States, 10 Cosponsors (UN Agencies such as UNFPA, UNDP, UNICEF, etc.) and 10 representatives of non-governmental organizations, NGOs. IPPF/WHR is one of the North American NGO Delegates to the PCB. The PCB is meeting right...Read more
UNAIDS’ Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) is comprised of 22 voting Member States, 10 Cosponsors (UN Agencies such as UNFPA, UNDP, UNICEF, etc.) and 10 representatives of non-governmental organizations, NGOs. IPPF/WHR is one of the North American NGO Delegates to the PCB. The PCB is meeting right...Read more