AIDS and gender

AIDS and gender - Today 75% of infected 15-25 year olds in...

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Today 75% of infected 15-25 year olds in sub-Saharan Africa are female
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"I am still hoping to have a child. . ..I have been told that it is totally selfish, that I have no right to inflict the potential for suffering on an as yet unborn child. Who says I have no right? If I am lucky enough to fall pregnant, my child will be loved and wanted. Will that be further reason for rejection by society? I hope not." - Zimbabwean woman, “Women, the HIV Epidemic and Human Rights: a Tragic Imperative”
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“The gender dynamics of the epidemic are far-reaching due to women’s weaker ability to negotiate safe sex and their generally lower social and economic status.” Kofi Annan One paragraph in 29 page report “Vulnerability to HIV/AIDS is aggravated by the failure of global leaders to face facts, speak truths and protect rights.” Joe Amon, Director, HIV/AIDS Program, Human Rights Watch UN General Assembly, Special Session on HIV/AIDS, 2001 UN General Assembly, Special Session on HIV/AIDS, 2006 Some countries blocked language on empowerment of girls
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Reform property laws In some countries, a woman is inherited as property by a male relative after her husband dies
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A = abstinence
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2009 for the course BIO 46 taught by Professor Broverman during the Fall '07 term at Duke.

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AIDS and gender - Today 75% of infected 15-25 year olds in...

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