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|Title:||GENDER AND HUMAN RIGHTS DIMENSIONS OF HIV/AIDS IN NIGERIA|
|Publisher:||In African Journal of Reproductive Health|
|Abstract:||Until very recently, researchers paid very little attention to sex or gender issues in HIV/AIDS. When differences between females and males were considered, the focus was clearly on women’s reproductive lives and not on factors affecting or influencing the spread of the disease. There was hardly any consideration of vulnerabilities or the influence of inequalities on the spread of HIV/AIDS and on outcomes of infection between the male and female genders. Hitherto, health policies and programmes focused on biological aspects of diagnosis, treatment and prevention. In this paper, the author seeks to provide an understanding of the social factors as well as identification of the capacity of human rights to develop an effective response to the disease. It is a gender perspective on human rights with specific implications for women in the context of HIV/AIDS.|
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