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HIV and Women: Incongruent Policies, Criminal Consequences
Yale Journal of International Affairs (2011)
  • Aziza Ahmed
The new agency UN WOMEN must play an active role in the standardization of laws and policies at the global and national level where their incongruence has negative and often criminal consequences for the health and lives of women and girls. This article focuses in on three such examples: opt-out testing for HIV, criminalization of vertical transmission, and the new World Health Organization guidelines on breastfeeding.
  • Feminist,
  • UN Women,
  • United Nations,
  • HIV,
  • transmission,
  • criminalization,
Publication Date
January 1, 2011
Publisher Statement

Originally published in Yale Journal of International Affairs, Vol.6, No.1, pp.32-42, Winter 2011.

Citation Information
6 Yale Journal of International Affairs 32 (2011).