Fighting HIV in Young Women Through Economic Empowerment (Council on Foreign Relations)

Globally, adolescent girls and young women continue to bear a heavy burden in the HIV/AIDS epidemic. In 2019, an estimated 19.1 million girls and women globally are living with HIV, making up more than half of the 36.9 million people living with HIV. Adolescent girls and young women are still disproportionally affected by HIV. Every week, around 6,200 young women aged 15-24 are infected with HIV worldwide. In sub-Saharan Africa, four in five new infections among adolescents aged 15-19 years are in girls.

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