Friday, June 17, 2011
Advocate Urges a "Gender Strategy" for U.S. National HIV/AIDS Policy
The Huffington Post: 30 Years is Enough: An HIV Strategy for Women Now, by Serra Sippel:
Last week marked the 30th anniversary of what we recognize as the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. In the subsequent days, we've seen stories measuring progress, touting the newest prevention methods, and updating the statistics. However, in all the talk, there has been one core aspect of HIV/AIDS that has been absent: that women comprise 50 percent of those living with HIV globally, 60 percent of those infected in sub-Saharan Africa and that 72 percent of all young people living with HIV/AIDS in southern Africa are girls between the ages of 15 and 24. . . .