This widespread defamation has absolutely impacted the national perception of trans women as a group.
Young women years old are twice as likely to acquire HIV as young men the same age. HIV disproportionately affects women and adolescent girls because of vulnerabilities created by unequal cultural, social and economic status.
Unaccommodating attitudes towards sex outside of marriage and the restricted social autonomy of women and young girls can reduce their ability to access sexual health and HIV services. Much has been done to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV, but much more needs to be done to reduce the gender inequality and violence that women and young girls at risk of HIV often face.
Explore this page to find out more about why women and girls are at risk of HIVHIV testing and counsellingtreatment for women and girls living with HIVreducing mother to child transmissionHIV prevention programmes and the way forward. Today, women constitute more than half of all people living with HIV.
In Russia, for example, the number of young women living with HIV aged is double that among men of the same age.
HIV disproportionately affects women and adolescent girls because of their unequal cultural, social and economic status in society.
HIV is not only driven by gender inequality, but it also entrenches gender inequality, leaving women more vulnerable to its impact.
These barriers occur at the individual, interpersonal, community and societal levels. This can lead to women choosing to have an abortion because they are misinformed about their options and how to protect their health as well as their child's.
Healthcare providers often lack the training and skills to deliver youth-friendly services and do not fully understand laws around the age of consent. As a result, service providers were often reluctant to provide SRH services to unmarried but sexually active young people, and unmarried young people were too ashamed or afraid to ask for help.
The poorest women may have little choice but to adopt behaviours that put them at risk of infection, including transactional and intergenerational sex, earlier marriage, and relationships that expose them to violence and abuse.
Poorer and less-educated women may be less knowledgeable about risks and therefore less able to adopt HIV risk-reducing behaviours. This increases both the risk of HIV advancing and onward transmission.
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