The International Partnership for Microbicides focuses on closing the prevention gap for women and urges governments, donors, implementers, researchers and civil society to make it happen.
Kenya has the fourth-largest HIV epidemic in the world and adolescent girls and young women account for up to 21% of all new HIV infections.
The non-governmental organization has recently received funding from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation to coordinate new programmes to prevent HIV among adolescent girls and young women.
In a country with significant gender inequality, women are more likely to have older partners and get married at a younger age - and often do not have education or agency to insist on safe sex.
In the United States, women make up approximately 25 percent of the people living with HIV. Globally, the statistics are quite different: 52 percent of the people living with HIV are women.