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Author
Khalib, Azrul Mohd
Title
Women and Girls: Confronting HIV and AIDS in Malaysia
Imprint
Ministry of Health Malaysia; UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund Malaysia, October 2008, 104 pp
Description

"This report was written by UNICEF Malaysia consultant, Azrul Mohd Khalib with support from the AIDS/STD Section, Ministry of Health Malaysia as well as the help of many individuals and organisations. Particular thanks also go to Dr. Rohani Ali, Deputy Director and Dr. Sha’ari bin Ngadiman, Senior Principal Assistant Director from the Disease Control Division (AIDS STD)."

Reproduced with the kind permission of the Ministry of Health Malaysia and UNICEF Malaysia.

Abstract

"This report grows out of the shared belief that there must be a response to the impeding HIV crisis confronting women and girls in Malaysia. The increasingly feminised nature of the HIV epidemic in the country has been linked to issues affecting women’s ability to control and decide issues relating to sex. Whether as injecting drug users, housewives, migrant workers, professionals, refugees or sex workers, women and girls experience HIV and AIDS differently compared to men and boys. Their risks and vulnerabilities to HIV require a gendered response. As such, gender disaggregated surveillance data on HIV infections and behaviours must be made available."

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