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HIV/AIDS Epidemic Disproportionately Affects Women.

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1 HIV/AIDS Epidemic Disproportionately Affects Women

2 In sub-Saharan Africa, women make up 61% of HIV cases. Burden on Women Source: UNAIDS and WHO, 2007. Proportion of women with HIV is increasing in other regions.

3 Young Women Are Disproportionately Affected HIV among 15- to 24-year- olds in sub-Saharan Africa Source: UNAIDS, 2006. 75% young women 25% young men

4 HIV Prevalence among Youth Source: DHS for Dominican Republic 2002, Cameroon 2004, Kenya 2003, Zambia 2001-2002. Percentage of 15- to 24-year-old women and men

5 Example: Prevalence of HIV in Kenya Source: DHS for Kenya, 2003. Percentage of population by sex and age

6 Pregnant Women Share Burden In many countries of southern Africa, one in three pregnant women are living with HIV. Source: UNAIDS, 2006; UNAIDS, 2006.

7 HIV in Children Source: UNAIDS and WHO, 2007. 2.1 million among adults New HIV infections worldwide, 2007 420,000 among children

8 Children Orphaned by AIDS Consequences: Psychosocial impact Health risks Nutritional deficiencies Economic deprivation Increase in HIV infection risk

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