As a conclusion, the commitment of the international community to intensify linkages between SRHR and HIV/AIDS at policy and program levels (New York Call to Commitment, June 2004) can be quoted, as it emphasizes:

  1. that both sexual and reproductive health initiatives and HIV/AIDS initiatives must be mutually reinforcing;
  1. that both HIV/AIDS and sexual and reproductive ill-health are driven by many common root causes, including gender inequality, poverty and social marginalization of the most vulnerable populations;
  1. and that stronger linkages between sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS will result in more relevant and cost-effective programs with greater impact.
Sexual and Reproductive Health