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Women and AIDS: a growing challenge
During the early days of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, men vastly outnumbered women among the people most susceptible to HIV and women made up just 41 percent of people living with HIV/AIDS. Nearly 50 percent of women are currently infected globally, with close to 60 percent living in sub-Saharan Africa. Research shows that women are now more physically prone to HIV infection than men.
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UNAIDS Fact Sheet: stigma and discrimination
The profound global impact of HIV/AIDS brings out the best and the worst in people. It brings out the best when individuals group together in solidarity against government, community and individual denial to offer support and care to people living with and affected by the pandemic. It brings out the worst when HIV-positive people are stigmatised, criticised and discriminated against individually and institutionally.
Complete Document
AIDS Epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa has more than 10 percent of the world's population, but is home to 70 percent of all people living with HIV/AIDS globally. In 2003 alone, an estimated 3 million people where newly infected with HIV, while 2.2 million people died of an AIDS-related illness.
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Living With HIV
It can be very scary to learn that your AIDS blood test came back positive, but it's not a death sentence. The test means that you are infected with the virus that causes AIDS, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Even though there is no cure for HIV disease, there are many new treatments that help keep the disease under control.
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Diary Entries
HIV/AIDS Coping Mechanisms: "What would a mayfly do?"
Beyond the Borders of HIV/AIDS Treatment Strategies
HIV/AIDS Feminisation: A new wine in an old bottle
Antiretrovirals - The Wind Beneath My Wings
The Mis-education of HIV/AIDS Clinicians
HIV Prevention 101: Ignoring the Church's views on condoms
Stigma and HIV/AIDS: lethal bedfellows
In remembrance of our women and children
Maids, madams and the "terrible thing"
Internet love and inter-related HIV-prejudice
Previously eyes-wide-shut on HIV and religion
Love, lies and disclosure
Black pot and blacker kettle
Things better left unsaid on the bus
Food for thought while waiting to die
Test results not all good
Diary speaks back
The truth about disclosure

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