Young Women at the Epicenter of HIV

29 November 2018

The world has cut the number of AIDS-related deaths in half since the peak in 2005. But in many countries, HIV infections remain extremely high among key populations and among adolescent girls and young women. Globally, nearly 1,000 girls and young women are infected with HIV every day.

In South Africa, the country hardest hit by the HIV epidemic, girls aged 15-19 are eight times more likely to be living with HIV than boys their age. 

On this World AIDS Day, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria put a spotlight on South African teens like Zandile, Sinazo, Axola, Carol, and Mivuyo – young women growing up at the epicenter of the HIV epidemic.

Read the article online here.