HIV and SRHR integration: Key actions and recommendations




It is the mission of one of our Communities of Practice (CoP) to promote joint work on HIV and SRHR at various
levels, including policy, advocacy and programming. This document aims to:

  • Create more awareness on the need to integrate HIV and SRHR
  • Provide Share-Net members with data and insights on HIV and SRHR integration
  • Give practical recommendations on how to support and facilitate integration.


HIV and AIDS are directly linked with sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Sexual and reproductive ill-health and HIV thrive where there is poverty, harmful social norms, gender inequality and marginalization of the most vulnerable populations. HIV remains the most deadly sexually transmitted infection and the leading cause of death among women of reproductive age. People living with HIV are at increased risk of some non-communicable diseases, including mental health conditions, and women living with HIV are more likely to develop and die from cervical cancer. The Guttmacher-Lancet Commission presents a comprehensive definition of SRHR, including HIV prevention, treatment and care, in its essential intervention package and specifically focuses on vulnerable groups. Linking HIV and SRHR can deliver a more robust and cost-effective response and should be an integral part of future global strategies. Improved SRHR-HIV integration is needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (particularly SDG3 on good health and well-being) and the associated target of universal health coverage.

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Learn more about our CoP working on HIV & SRHR Integration here. 

General Information:

  • Corporate Author: Share-Net Netherlands
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • To be published on country nodes: The Netherlands
  • This item is about these countries: Global
  • Theme: HIV and AIDS, SRHR and HIV Integration