Fact Sheets

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Cervical Cancer and HIV

Women living with HIV are at least five times more likely to develop cervical cancer than their HIV-negative peers, and they have twice the risk for death from invasive cervical cancer within three years than women who do not have HIV. These deaths from cervical cancer and HIV are preventable. This TogetHER fact sheet outlines how women are healthier and health funds are used more efficiently when we address the joint burdens of cervical cancer and HIV together.

Cervical Cancer and Sexual and Reproductive Health

Integrated sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care is one strategy to reduce the tragically high number of deaths each year from cervical cancer. Supporting girls and women to be healthy means offering a comprehensive package of high-quality, affordable health services when they present in health care settings. This TogetHER fact sheet highlights the means and benefits of addressing cervical cancer in the larger context of SRH.