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close this bookAgenda for Action: Background Materials to the 4rth World Conference on Women (UNAIDS, 1995, 9 p.)
View the documentSummary
View the documentIntroduction
View the documentHow HIV/AIDS is spreading among women
View the documentEconomic subordination leads to HIV vulnerability
View the documentFemale biological vulnerability to HIV
View the documentImpact of HIV/AIDS on women
View the documentResponding to reality: agenda for action
View the documentDr Eka Esu Williams, Nigeria
View the documentReducing the vulnerability of women to HIV/AIDS
View the documentReducing the impact of HIV/AIDS on women
View the documentCaring for women with HIV/AIDS
View the documentConclusion
View the documentAnnex


The sexual and economic subordination of women continues to fuel the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Women are increasingly becoming infected with HIV and at a significantly younger age than men. At the same time, proportionately more girls and young women are becoming infected in their teens and early twenties than women in any other age group. Today, the stakes are higher than ever. The ways in which we respond to the pandemic now will influence the ways in which women participate and contribute in the twenty-first century.