National HIV/AIDS Strategy, and Women and Girls

Nov 22, 2011

The Gender Forum recommendations were released in November 2011, and provide recommendations that are in alignment with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) goals of reducing new HIV infections, increasing access to care and improving health outcomes for people living with HIV, and reducing HIV-related health disparities.  In anticipation of the release of the NHAS, a Forum was convened in June 2010 called “Bringing Gender Home: Implementing Gender-Responsive HIV/AIDS Programming for U.S. Women and Girls.” The National Association of Social Workers participated in the meeting, which was hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health in partnership with UNAIDS. NASW provided recommendations and strategies and ideas to make HIV/AIDS prevention and care programs more responsive to the needs of women and girls.