Revista Gerencia y Políticas de Salud
Print version ISSN 1657-7027
ARRIVILLAGA QUINTERO, Marcela; ALZATE POSADA, Martha Lucía and USECHE ALDANA, Bernardo. Public policies, health systems, and women with HIV/AIDS in Colombia: a critical analysis. Rev. Gerenc. Polit. Salud [online]. 2009, vol.8, n.16, pp. 58-71. ISSN 1657-7027.
This paper studies the public policies and components of the healthcare system affecting Colombian women with HIV/AIDS. Although there is national interest in controlling the HIV/ AIDS epidemic, current policies are not linked to specific lines of action and do not include a coherent gender approach that can guarantee comprehensive healthcare. HIV/AIDS policies are formulated within the frame of current economic policies and health reform implemented as part of Law 100 of 1993. These policies must be supported by economic plans that make it possible for the most vulnerable population to overcome the conditions of social inequity and by a healthcare system which guarantees complete access to appropriate healthcare.
Keywords : Public policies; gender; HIV; AIDS; women; health policy; women's health; acquired immune deficiency syndrome - prevention and control; health systems.