arrow for change – women at greater risk of HIV infection

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One of the persistent beliefs about the HIV/AIDS pandemic is that it is mostly men who get infected. The reality, particularly in developing countries, is that women are not only getting infected at a faster rate than men but are also suffering more from the adverse impact of AIDS.

As of mid-1996 the Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS estimates that of the 25 million adults infected with HIV since the start of the epidemic, more than ten million are women.

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Year:
1997

Author:
Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women