Linking Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV


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Fact Sheet on HIV/AIDS

The AIDS epidemic is integrally linked to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) since the majority of HIV infections are sexually transmitted or associated with pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding.
Both HIV and poor sexual and reproductive health are driven by poverty, gender inequality and social marginalization of the most vulnerable populations. By linking HIV and SRH responses, we can reach more people and make better progress towards the joint goals
of universal access to sexual and reproductive health and to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.
UNFPA, together with the rest of the international community, strongly advocates for closer linkages between HIV and sexual and reproductive
health policies, systems and services.
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