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Almost half of the adults living with HIV and AIDS today are women. Over the past two years, the number of women and girls infected with HIV has increased in every region of the world, with rates rising particularly rapidly in Eastern Europe, Asia, and Latin America. In sub-Saharan Africa, women and girls already make up almost 60% of adults living with HIV.

The fundamental gender inequalities fueled this epidemic. Efforts are focused on preventing new HIV infections, promoting equal access to care and treatment, ensuring universal access to education, addressing legal inequities, reducing violence against women, and valuing womens care work within communities. - (UNAIDS)

When it comes to HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), any women can get infected if she is involved in risky activities. HIV is the virus that cause AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) and this virus doesn't care about anyone's age, race, culture, orientation, religion or sex.

The good news is that infection with HIV is 100% preventable! Knowing the fact and the risk will help you reduce your chances of getting infected.

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