Women Disproportionately Affected By HIV In Western, Central Africa, UNAIDS Data Show

UNAIDS: The disproportionate impact of HIV on women in western and central Africa
“Women are disproportionately affected by HIV, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. However, in some countries the imbalance is severe. According to data collected in the Demographic and Health Surveys 2009-2017 — a program that collects and disseminates data on health and populations in developing countries — in the past decade HIV prevalence has been up to three times higher among 20-29-year-old women than men in some of the countries with the highest HIV burden in western and central Africa: Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, and Ghana…” (2/25).

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