HIV and STIs

The majority of HIV infections are sexually transmitted or are associated with pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. 

Our work links prevention with treatment, care and support, reduces HIV-related stigma and discrimination, and responds to unique regional and national characteristics of the epidemic.

When young people are able to access and manage their sexual and reproductive health and rights with dignity and care, their chances of thriving in life increase, and as such we work with and for youth populations around the world in many ways. Take a look at how we’ve been doing this.
A recent troubling ruling in Poland has imposed a near ban on abortion. The result will be agonizing for women and their families, forcing some to continue through pregnancies against their will, while others will have no choice but to travel abroad to seek care, or to seek underground abortions.
The vote has repercussions outside of Ireland, bringing into even sharper focus Europe’s outliers – those remaining countries that still refuse to end forced pregnancy.
Poland’s parliament is debating a new draft bill entitled “Stop Abortion.” If adopted, this legislation will further limit the already restricted grounds on which women can lawfully access abortion in Poland. It will place women’s health and lives at risk and violate Poland’s international human rights obligations. We call on Members of Poland’s Parliament to listen to the voices of women across Poland and to reject this regressive legislative proposal and protect women’s health and human rights.