World Aids Day 2014 | Gender and HIV/AIDS

Globally, women comprise 52% of all people living with HIV in low- and middle-income countries, and HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death among women of reproductive age. In addition to the greater physiological vulnerability of women to HIV, gender inequalities include vulnerability to rape, sex with older men, and unequal access to education and economic opportunities. These make HIV-related risks especially acute for girls and young women

Our programmes have made a firm commitment to prevent and put an end to the spread of HIV/AIDS. With educational sessions in rural communities throughout Africa, South Asia and Latin America, The Hunger Project also seeks to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and empower people to overcome the unwarranted stigma around it. We help put a stop to gender inequality that often serves to fuel the pandemic. As a result, people from rural communities are more confident to undergo voluntary counselling and testing (VCT).

This World AIDS Day, join us in honouring the progress that has been made in the fight against HIV/AIDS and in rallying our world to end the pandemic once and for all!

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World Aids Day 2014 - Uganda - The Hunger Project's Testing and Treatment Clinic