Statement: Rebuilding better together to end AIDS for women and girls

Statement by UN Women on World AIDS Day, 1 December

Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

On this World AIDS Day we have good news to reflect on: according to the UNAIDS Global AIDS Update more women are on life-saving treatment than ever; and there has been steady progress, though still fragile, in reducing new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths among women in several regions. In recent encouraging news for HIV prevention, there is a long-acting injectable available that is adding another impactful option for women, potentially being 89 per cent more effective in preventing HIV among women in sub-Saharan Africa compared to daily tablets.

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