This is a guide focused on healthcare program managers, addressing gender issues in HIV testing and counseling, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT), and HIV treatment and home-based care. It also includes a module on elements of gender integration in programs that cut across multiple service-delivery areas. Evidence on interventions or best practices that address gender inequalities in HIV/AIDS programs using the most rigorous study designs is limited. Therefore, the prescribed actions in this guide have been informed by available evidence from the field of sexual and reproductive health, even when these have less stringent evaluation designs. Many of the prescribed actions are also based on core UN mandates or values of promoting equality between women and men through gender mainstreaming, equatable access to programs, and human rights.
The Center for HIV Law and Policy challenges barriers to the rights and health of people affected by HIV through legal advocacy, high-impact policy initiatives, and creation of cross-issue partnerships, networks and resources. We support movement building that amplifies the power of individuals and communities to mobilize for change that is rooted in racial, gender and economic justice.