Women and HIV/AIDS

Confronting the Crisis

No. of pages: 76

Publication date: 2004

Author: UNFPA, UNAIDS and UNIFEM

Publisher: UNFPA

ISBN: 0-89714-708-1

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This report concludes that women are bearing the brunt of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and that strategies to reverse it cannot succeed unless women and girls are empowered to reclaim their rights. Noting that half of all people infected with HIV are women, the report documents the devastating and often invisible impact of AIDS on women and girls and highlights the ways discrimination, poverty and gender-based violence help fuel the epidemic.

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