Friday, July 29, 2022

Don't Neglect HIV

 Data from UNAids,  The Global Aids Report titled “In Danger”, has revealed that girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa are three times more likely to acquire HIV than adolescent boys and young men.

In 2021, the report found that the Aids pandemic took a life every minute and over 650 000 Aids-related deaths were recorded. 

“Progress against the HIV pandemic has faltered, resources have shrunk, and millions of lives are at risk as a result,” the report reads.

UNAids Executive Director Winnie Byanyima said the report shows far too many instances where not enough is being done to end the inequalities that drive pandemics.

“Faltering progress meant that approximately 1.5 million new HIV infections occurred last year—more than 1 million more than the global targets,” she said.

Young women in sub-Saharan Africa three times more likely to acquire HIV than men, UN report (

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