Critical Issues for Women and HIV: Health Policy and the Development of a National AIDS Strategy
In April 2009, the Ford Foundation held a Women and HIV Strategic Advocacy Convening for funded organizations working on issues related to human rights, women, and HIV/AIDS. Representatives from these organizations determined a series of policy recommendations to guide the new Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), and related agencies in their efforts to achieve better outcomes for women living with and affected by HIV.
The recommendations focus on reducing stigma and improving the human rights, prevention, and care and treatment needs of women living with and at risk for HIV infection. These policy directives were developed to inform the broader health care reform agenda, and the development of a National AIDS Strategy.