HIV/AIDS Leading Cause of Death in Women

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Registered: 04-07-2006
HIV/AIDS Leading Cause of Death in Women
Wed, 03-03-2010 - 11:00am
UN warns HIV/Aids leading cause of death in women

HIV has become the leading cause of death and disease among women of reproductive age worldwide, the UN programme on HIV/Aids says.

At the start of a 10-day conference in New York, UNAids launched a five-year action plan addressing the gender issues which put women at risk.

One of the key issues, it says, is that up to 70% of women worldwide have been forced to have unprotected sex.

UNAids says such violence against women must not be tolerated.

Read the rest of this BBC article here.


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Registered: 08-24-2009
Tue, 03-09-2010 - 10:27pm
Wow, some shocking and tragic statistics are reported in that article. It makes me very sad, and not optimistic at all about the state of the world.


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