Linkages between sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV
"Men build too many walls and not enough bridges", Isaac Newton.
Linkages, or the policy, programmes, services and advocacy synergies between SRH and HIV are approaches that have the potential to increase universal access to both sexual and reproductive health as well as HIV prevention and care.
SRH/HIV: Access to and coverage of services
By minimizing missed opportunities we can increase access and coverage of services for more people including vulnerable populations, and ensure services for people living with HIV that meet their needs and respect their rights.
SRH/HIV: Policy and programmatic issues
These summaries highlight the experiences, results and actions from the implementation of the Rapid Assessment Tool for Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV Linkages. The tool – developed by IPPF, UNFPA, WHO, UNAIDS, GNP+, ICW and Young Positives in 2009 – supports national assessments of the bi-directional linkages between sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV at the policy, systems and services levels.
Essential tools and guidance
- Male involvement in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV
- Rapid assessment tool for sexual and reproductive health and HIV linkages
- Preventing HIV and unintended pregnancies: strategic framework 2011-2015
- Sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS: a framework for priority linkages
- Sexual & reproductive health and HIV linkages: evidence review and recommendations
- Ensuring the Sexual and Reproductive Health of People Living with HIV: Policies, Programmes and Health Services