The female face of HIV and AIDS

Case Studies & Research
13 p.

Reference is increasingly being made to the feminisation of AIDS or to the female face of HIV and AIDS. These terms refer to the ways in which the epidemic has an increasing and disproportionate impact on women and girls through a steady increase in the number and proportion of women and girls living with HIV or AIDS; the younger ages, compared with boys and men, at which girls and women become infected and die; and the more extensive way in which girls and women are affected by the presence of HIV or AIDS.

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