Navigation Links
Violence Against Women Fueling Spread of HIV Worldwide

Violence against women worldwide is fueling the spread of HIV in the population. Some governments indifference to the issue will continue to undermine prevention// and education efforts, advocates said this week at the World Social Forum in Nairobi, Kenya, Inter Press Service reports.

"Violence is largely a cause of HIV infection among many women; violence in the homes and in the streets, violence everywhere," Ludfine Anyango, the national HIV/AIDS coordinator at Action Kenya-International, said.

Anyango also discussed women's inability to negotiate condom use with their partners, which puts them at an increased risk of HIV transmission. "Many cannot ask their husbands to use a condom because, in addition to being thought as unfaithful, they fear being beaten," Anyango said, adding, "The woman then has no choice but to continue having unprotected sex with her spouse." Violence against commercial sex workers also is an issue, according to Ros Sokunthy of the Cambodia-based Womyn's Agenda for Change, which promotes the rights of women and female sex workers.

"A sex worker negotiates with one man," Sokunthy said, adding, "When she gets to the venue she finds more than one man, and they all want to have sex with her. When she refuses, she is beaten or raped."

In addition, WSF participants discussed how some husbands beat their wives if they discover that they visited HIV/AIDS voluntary testing and counseling centers. "This fear discourages many women from knowing their HIV status and thus continue having unprotected sex with their spouses," Mary Watiti -- a counselor at a testing clinic in Kibera, Kenya -- said.

According to Inter Press Service, these issues have renewed calls for laws to address all forms of violence against women, as well as implementation of laws in countries where such legislation exists. Male involvement in the fight against HIV/AIDS also is important, advocates said.

Acco rding to experts, men seem to fear HIV/AIDS stigma more than women do and, as a result, avoid HIV testing clinics. "As long as our men are not part of the war, then we should forget about ending HIV/AIDS infection and the violence that comes with it," Lilian Musang'u, a WSF participant from Malawi, said.

Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Link Between Mothers Depression and Violence in Children
2. Domestic Violence: The Silent Killer of Women Worldwide
3. Parental Domestic Violence Contributes To Adolescent Depression
4. Study on Violence Against Women in Syria
5. Research into Intimate Partner Violence
6. Violence Erupts In A Pro-quota Rally In Bihar
7. Violence At Home on the Rise
8. Discussion On Domestic Violence Increased By Computer Based Screening
9. Violence Against NHS Staff On The Raise
10. Effect of Intimate Partner Violence during Pregnancy
11. Risk Of Death Increased In Children Of Mothers Subjected To Domestic Violence
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... Altec ... The Resource Group as their 2016 Microsoft Dynamics Partner of the Year at ... CA. The award recognizes The Resource Group for their outstanding relationship with ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... 23, 2017 , ... Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated radio program, ... VoiceAmerica, recently talked on her program about how she is looking forward to World ... of an important distinction. World Water Day, Kleyne pointed out, is an occasion for ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... It’s that time of year ... are thinking about summer internships , which can be frustrating when they don’t ... at Garden Media Group, a boutique public relations firm outside of Philadelphia, have offered ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... Richey, FL (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2017 , ... ... announce that 2017 marks the 40th Anniversary of ABQAURP’s dedication to Health Care Quality ... honors those who have contributed not only to the association, but also to the ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... 23, 2017 , ... On 2 March 2017, the United ... Operations Command’s Patriot Award. The award was presented by the USSOCOM Commander, General ... for its significant and enduring support to the command. , Accepting the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/23/2017)... , March 23, 2017 A ... preparation market is expected to reach USD 7.2 billion by ... 7.1%. Sample preparation is a procedure in which a sample ... step in most analytical procedures since the methods are often ... is one of the most shared procedures in the lab. ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... 2017 CENTRO DE IMAGEM DIAGNOSTICOS S.A. (" ... of Law 6,404/76 and Instruction 358/02 of the Brazilian ... and the market in general that it entered yesterday, ... Diagnosticos por Imagem Ltda. (" CDI "), into an ... ASSOCIADOS LTDA. (" Partnership " and " Acquisition "). ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... -- Newborns are highly vulnerable to infections and ... young immune systems typically mount weak antibody responses. ... strong vaccine responses in newborn animals, including monkeys ... — by adding compounds known as adjuvants that ... they also describe improved adjuvant formulations that could ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: