By Editors

Originally published on February 26 2003 1:00 AM ET

Health News

Web site launched to provide gender information related to HIV/AIDS

The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), in collaboration with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), launched a new Web site Friday that provides researchers, policymakers, and health care professionals with resources and information on the gender dimensions of the AIDS pandemic. "This online resource center is a practical step forward by UNIFEM and UNAIDS together, designed to help improve the support for the millions of women around the world living with HIV and affected by the epidemic," said UNAIDS director Peter Piot. The Web site, which can be seen online at, offers research, training materials, surveys, advocacy tools, current news, and opinion pieces by experts in the field as well as stories from women living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.