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Defending the sexual and reproductive health rights of women affected by HIV in Argentina

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Abstract: During 2005-2006, the Foundation for Studies and Research on Women (FEIM) examined the availability of reproductive health and HIV/AIDS services in Argentina. Increased infection of HIV among poor young child-bearing women generates an increase in the demand for public health care and services. Although the country has had a legal framework guaranteeing reproductive health care for all women since 2002, a lack of collaboration between reproductive health services and HIV/AIDS programmes has denied women living with HIV (WLWH) access to adequate health care, particularly for their sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs. Additionally, WLWH’s access to information on reproductive health, family planning services, control of cervical cancer, STIs and other gynecological problems is limited. Additional problems identified are related to other omissions in reproductive health care, such as the absence of clear rules about prevention and early diagnosis of cervical cancer and the lack of protocol for rape and sexual violence victims that include pregnancy prevention with emergency contraception and HIV prophylaxis.
Authors: Bianco, M. , Ré, M.I.
Country: Argentina
Category: Policy
End Page: 11
Serial number: 1
ISSN: 1871-7551
Journal: Exchange on HIV/AIDS, sexuality and gender
Keywords: HIV and AIDS , women , health services
Language: eng
Organization: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
Year: 2008
Region: Latin America
Right: © 2008 KIT
Subject: Health and Nutrition
Start Page: 10
Title: Defending the sexual and reproductive health rights of women affected by HIV in Argentina