Women, Reproductive Rights, And HIV/AIDS: Issues on Which Research and Interventions Are Still Needed.
Journal of Health Population and Nutrition, 2006, Dec, 24, 4
Journal of Health Population and Nutrition
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INTRODUCTION United Nations (UN) agencies now speak about feminization of the HIV/AIDS pandemic because women comprise an increasing proportion of people affected by HIV and AIDS around the world (1). They include girls, women of reproductive age, and post-menopausal women, although most new infections occur in women of childbearing age. By December 2005, it was estimated that 40.3 million people were living with HIV worldwide; of these, 17.5 million were women. The percentages of women among HIV-positive adults aged 15-49 years range from 18% in East Asia to 57% in sub-Saharan Africa; in the latter region, young women aged 15-24 years are at least three times more likely to be HIV-positive than their male peers (2).
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- Category: Health & Fitness
- Published: 01 December 2006
- Publisher: International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh
- Print Length: 35 Pages
- Language: English