This issue of the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society's "HIV Nursing Matters" online magazine focuses on vulnerable populations, including TB in prisons and intimate partner violence in the context of HIV.
Adolescence is a critical period in a girl’s life, when significant physical, emotional, and social changes shape her future. In too many parts of the world, adolescence is the most precarious time for girls. A quarter of a billion girls live in poverty.
Sex workers are among those who are most vulnerable to HIV infection in the world today. This information sheet presents where and how violence against sex workers and HIV/AIDS do intersect and the opportunities to address violence against sex workers in HIV/AIDS programmes.
Hands Off! is an initiative funded by Dutch organization Aids Fonds that aims to contribute to the reduction of violence against sex workers and reduce HIV infection as a result of violence in Southern Africa.
Harmful gender norms can lead to risky behaviors, violence, substance abuse, pursuit of multiple sexual partners, and domination of women. These norms affect not only men and women but also families and communities.
Sexual violence against children and adolescents is universally condemned but occurs much more frequently than people realize. It is a global human rights violation of vast proportions, with severe immediate and long-term health and social consequences.