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Unformatted text preview: power positions, who can then unknowingly pass the disease on to the women that depend on them. Additionally, limited access to essential medical supplies hinders many developing countries in their efforts to diagnose and prevent HIV. Both HIV testing kits and antiretrovirals like AZT are in short supply in such countries, making the effort to contain and identify the epidemic nearly impossible. All of these factors combined create a situation in which women are subjected by a societal system of gender inequality to sex with men who are at high risk for HIV. Even if the infection is later identified, the lack of supply of vital treatments makes survival a daunting task. Something must be done, or else women will continue to die for seeking basic essentials....
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- Fall '07