Tackling Violence and HIV/AIDS: Global Health Imperatives

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The epidemics of violence and HIV overlap and intersect in complex ways and are similarly relevant to women, men, children, adolescents, transsexual, and transgender populations. Everywhere in the world, violence and HIV, individually and collectively, raise significant public health and human rights concerns. For each, our interest is in not only prevention but also care and treatment. Each brings into play not just the ways in which services are delivered, but larger questions around societal relations, gender, sexuality, and ultimately human rights. As policy and programmatic trends are often justified, although not systematically informed, by evidence ostensibly derived from peer-reviewed publications, the types of studies being conducted, where studies are taking place, and which populations are studied takes on critical significance.

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Authors: Sofia Gruskin
Published By: American Journal of Public Health
Date: June 1, 2011
Publication Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3093273/

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