Abstract

This fact sheet (available in English, French, Spanish and German) points out that women and girls increasingly bear the burden of the HIV epidemic; they are particularly vulnerable to HIV infection, and infections among women and girls continue at an alarming rate. Marriage is now known not to be a refuge from the epidemic, the burden of caring for those with HIV falls to woken and girls, making them even more vulnerable, and there is an urgent need for new female-initiated prevention options such as vaginal microbicides. [Updated version of a fact sheet published in 2008; German version is of 2008 edition].

Citation

Women and HIV/AIDS (1 p.)

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