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Women and HIV/AIDS: Confronting the Crisis (HTML)

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Women and HIV/AIDS: Confronting the Crisis

HIV/AIDS is no longer striking primarily men. Today, more than 20 years into the epidemic, women account for nearly half the 40 million people living with HIV worldwide. In sub-Saharan Africa, 57 per cent of adults with HIV are women, and young women aged 15 to 24 are more than three times as likely to be infected as young men. Despite this alarming trend, women know less than men about how HIV/AIDS is transmitted and how to prevent infection, and what little they do know is often rendered useless by the discrimination and violence they face. This report is an urgent call to action to address the triple threat of gender inequality, poverty and HIV/AIDS. By tackling these forces simultaneously, we can reduce the spread of the epidemic and its devastating consequences.

THE REPORT
 
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SELECTED GRAPHS AND CHARTS  
  CHART 1: Estimate of per cent of adults (15-49) living with HIV/AIDS who were female in 2001 and 2003
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  CHART 2: Estimated number of adult (15-49) women and men living with HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa over time (1985-2003)
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  CHART 3: Percentage of women who know main ways to prevent HIV transmission, by education level
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