Sexual and reproductive health

Sexual & reproductive health and HIV linkages: evidence review and recommendations

WHO, IPPF, UNAIDS, UNFPA, University of California

Linkages: Evidence Review and Recommendations

Publication details

Number of pages: 8
Publication date: 2009
Languages: Arabic, English, French, Russian and Spanish
WHO reference number: WHO/HIV/2009 - Web only


The importance of linking sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV is widely recognized. The international community agrees that the Millennium Development Goals will not be achieved without ensuring universal access to SRH and HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. In order to gain a clearer understanding of the effectiveness, optimal circumstances, and best practices for strengthening SRH and HIV linkages, a systematic review of the literature was conducted. The findings corroborate the many benefits gained from linking SRH and HIV policies, systems and services.