The inter-connections between Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and HIV, as both a root cause and consequence of HIV, are now widely acknowledged both by the scientific community and development practitioners.
This Checklist has been developed to support the integration of gender-responsive components into the implementation of HIV programmes supported by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (the Global Fund), as their new funding model (NFM) is rolled out.
It is important to understand how women's sexual practices may be influenced by male circumcision (MC) as an HIV prevention effort. Women's beliefs about MC and sexual behaviour will likely influence the scale-up and uptake of medical MC.
Ugandan women who have been subject to violence from a sexual partner are more likely than other women to go on to acquire HIV, according to a large, longitudinal study from the Rakai cohort, published in the May 15 issue of AIDS. Women who had experienced more severe forms of violence,