equality, gender discrimination, health

Gender Discrimination (14): HIV-AIDS by Gender

HIV AIDS and gender

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Worldwide, two-thirds of the 5.5m people aged 15-24 living with HIV are female.

The reasons for this depressing statistic aren’t hard to find. In most places in the world, but particularly in Africa and developing countries in general, women are less well educated, less literate, and more poor than men (see here and here for example). Men’s sexual domination and domination in the household are also likely to lead to lower levels of AIDS protection for women.

More on gender discrimination here, here and here.

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2 thoughts on “Gender Discrimination (14): HIV-AIDS by Gender

  1. Benjamin Seghers says:

    And so how do we explain where HIV prevalence is higher among men? Is it because men there are less well educated, less literate, and more poor? Is it because of the women’s sexual domination and domination in the household?

  2. Tabetha says:

    If you are dealing with Aids please say out loud now Jesus I believe and I receive you in my heart please heal me and bless me, please go to leroyjenkins.com for more help please.
    Thank you

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