Integrating Gender into HIV/AIDS Programmes in the Health Sector

This is a hands-on WHO tool to integrate gender into HIV/AIDS programs. The tool helps program managers and health-care providers in the public and private sectors integrate gender into HIV/AIDS programs they wish to set up, implement and evaluate so they are more responsive to women’s needs.

In addition to describing basic steps in gender-responsive programming, which can be applied to all HIV/AIDS programs, the tool suggests practical actions to address key gender issues in four service delivery areas:

  • HIV testing and counseling
  • Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV
  • HIV/AIDS treatment and care
  • Home-based care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS

The tool also provides examples of gender-responsive interventions from the field, and resources such as: counseling role plays for risk reduction and HIV treatment adherence; examples of gender-sensitive communication messages; and protocols for addressing the risk of violence among women as a result of HIV status disclosure.

Last modified: July 23, 2021

Language: English