20691 - Vulnerability of Women & Children to HIV/AIDS...

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Vulnerability of Women & Children to HIV/AIDS DR. KANUPRIYA CHATURVEDI DR. S.K. CHATURVEDI
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What is Vulnerability ? “that may be wounded” “Susceptible of injury” “Exposed to damage” (lit. or fig.)
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25% of all HIV infection fall in women , with an accompany increase in vertical transmission and pediatric HIV Reported median of HIV prevalence among pregnant women exceed 2%in most high prevalence states Already about 660,000 young women and 345,000 young men aged between 15-24 years are living with HIV/AIDS Over 50% of all new infections occurring among young people aged below 25 120,000 AIDS orphan children and 160,000 AIDS children living in the country Who Are Now the People Infected & Affected by HIV/AIDS in India?
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Vulnerability Factors of Women Overall Status Illiteracy Low Control on Reproductive Rights Low Access to Health Care Lack of Knowledge Violence Against Women
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Vulnerability Factors of Women Sex ratio: 933/1000 (~ 25 million missing)
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Close to 245 million women lack the basic capability to read and write (over 50% of women in India) Women’s literacy lower
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