Advocating Safer Sex Isn't Enough To Prevent HIV Among Women

1 December 2018

By Magalie Nelson, Senior Health Advisor at Plan International Canada

HIV is on the rise for women around the world. Every week, 7,000 women are diagnosed with a positive status, and in 2016 women made up 52 per cent of all people living with HIV.

While adopting safer-sex practices remains one of the most common ways to prevent HIV, the solution is not that simple. When it comes to women, gender inequality and unbalanced power relations are the real drivers of transmission, requiring us to look at HIV among women from a social rather than a purely health-based lens.

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