11 December 2018
Around the world, more than half of individuals living with HIV are women. Young women are twice as likely as young men their age to contract HIV. Among 15- to 19-year-olds in sub-Saharan Africa, girls account for 3 of every 4 new infections. As a direct result, complications related to HIV are the leading cause of death among women ages 30 to 49.
HIV passes more easily from a man to a woman than the other way around. But the risk isn’t explained through biology alone. The spread of HIV reflects the vulnerabilities and inequalities of what it means to live as a woman today.
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