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World AIDS Day: how to better meet the needs of women of all ages

November 30, 2004

On December 1, 2004, World AIDS Day will focus on women and girls, who are 2.5 times more likely than men and boys to be infected with HIV. Women’s greater susceptibility to infection stems from many causes, including inadequate knowledge and information, insufficient access to preventive services, and sexual coercion and violence.

Reproductive health providers already offer a wide range of services to millions of women and are increasingly expanding their outreach to adolescents. Yet their current and potential role as front-line providers of HIV prevention services is largely untapped. With adequate resources, providers could better deliver critical services, including:

To learn more about the role of reproductive health providers in preventing HIV, click here.

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