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Rights, Roles and Responsibilities of Men in Fast-Tracking the End of AIDS

Draft Paper for Discussion 10-11 December 2015
10 Dec 15 HIV/AIDS & TB
UNAIDS (2015). Rights, Roles and Responsibilities of Men in Fast-Tracking the End of AIDS: Draft Paper for Discussion 10-11 December 2015. UNAIDS: Geneva, Switzerland.

This discussion paper focusses on men, adolescent boys and HIV, and specific additional actions needed to Fast-Track the End of AIDS to improve the lives of men and women. First, it outlines how gender norms and harmful masculinities increase men’s HIV risk and negatively impact on behavior (to the detriment of women and men) and secondly, looks at the evidence and best practices in addressing these impacts and transforming harmful gender norms.

The paper also examines how current health policy, systems and services could be improved to increase men’s access and improve health outcomes overall.

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