Health, Reproductive Rights & Sexuality

Worldwide, about half the HIV-positive population is made up of women. In Sub-Saharan Africa 60 percent of those living with HIV are women in a region that accounts for 75 percent of AIDS deaths. Globally, women are more vulnerable to the virus due to sexual coercion, early marriage, cultural stigma and poverty. In the U.S., HIV is the third leading cause of death among African American women aged 25-44 compared with the fifth leading cause for all women. Low-income women suffer disproportionately: nearly two-thirds of HIV-positive women in the U.S. report annual incomes of under $10,000. Our network is active at the research, grassroots and public health levels, raising awareness about disparities and ensuring that prevention, testing and treatment are made more affordable and accessible.

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Today is World AIDS Day.  As we confirmed through our Big Five research, HIV/AIDS is a woman's issue.  Black women comprise 65% of HIV...
At the Opening Plenary of the Clinton Global Initiative conference this Tuesday, Mallika Dutt took the stage with former President Bill Clinton and...
December 2, 2009 posted by Kyla Bender-BairdA study released this fall reported some chilling trends:More than 2 million babies and mothers die...


  • April 1, 2010

    Pregnant mothers who are HIV-positive could soon find it challenging to access life-saving HIV drugs because Kenya was denied 270 million dollars in funding from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.


  • March 10, 2010

    Empowering women to take control of their own health and safety is the theory behind today's rollout of female condoms in D.C. HIV is the leading cause of death for African-American women between 24 and 39, and women in poor areas of the District are...

  • March 3, 2010

  • The Center Works to Improve State Law and Federal Policy on International Trafficking of Women and Girls