Gender violence increases HIV risks

Mar 21, 2014, 4:15 PM EDT
Saira (in green) is held by a relative while she cries during the funeral of her seven-month-old daughter, Shubnam, in the Malakpur relief camp January 23, 2014 in the Shamli District of Uttar Pradesh, India.
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Research points to violence against women and girls as inhibiting the efforts of HIV/AIDS prevention organizations. Women who experience violence experience health problems as well as other kinds of disease transmission and unwanted pregnancies.

Background:

Addressing Violence against Women is Critical to Creating an AIDS-Free Generation [blog.AIDS.gov]

Gender Violence Increases HIV Vulnerability [Citizen News Service]

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