For women Living with or Affected by HIV


Young women and adolescent girls are especially vulnerable, accounting for 46% of new infections in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and 29% in Western and Central Europe

UN Women – Facts and Figures: HIV and AIDS

Specific groups of women such as sex workers have14 times higher risk than other women of reproductive age

Stefan Baral et al. (15 March 2012) “Burden of HIV among female sex workers in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis”, The Lancet Infectious Diseases, vol. 12, No. 7. p. 542.

Specific groups of women such as IDUs (13% living with HIV compared to 9% of their male counterparts) are also disproportionally affected