The gender assessment tool for national HIV responses (GAT) is intended to assist countries in assessing the HIV epidemic, context and response from a gender perspective and in making the HIV responses gender transformative, equitable and rights based and, as such, more effective. The GAT is designed to support the development or review of national strategic plans and to inform submissions to country investment cases and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund). Both the Sustainable Development Goals (3) and the UNAIDS Strategy 2016–2021 (4) emphasize the need for a holistic approach, integrating the full spectrum of people’s needs on health and rights. More specifically, the UNAIDS Strategy commits to implementing HIV-sensitive universal health coverage, stressing the need for access to integrated services, including for HIV, tuberculosis, sexual and reproductive health, maternal and child health, hepatitis, drug dependence, food and nutrition support and noncommunicable diseases, including preventing and controlling cervical cancer, especially at the community level.