Dr. Avnish Jolly ,12 Dec : The Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) is organising talk on above subject on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Senate Dirksen Room G11
HIV/AIDS Coordinator, World YWCA
President, Society for Women and AIDS in Africa (SWAA)
Vice President for New Business and Advocacy, Population Services International
Executive Director, Center for Health and Gender Equity
Women are increasingly bearing the brunt of HIV infection on a global scale, as they now make up half of all adults living with HIV and AIDS. Additionally, more than 200 million women around the world have an unmet need for safe and effective family planning methods. It is time that women and girls are equipped with prevention tools that protect them from both HIV infection and unintended pregnancy. Female condoms are such a tool and are available now! This briefing will feature a panel of experts who will discuss their experiences advocating on behalf of women affected by HIV, as well as the need to increase access to effective prevention tools that can be initiated by women. The United States’ current investments in female condoms will also be discussed, along with recommendations for what can be done to give women the access they need to this essential prevention tool.
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