Remember AIDS? Women & HIV in Minnesota . Lorraine Teel, Executive Director Minnesota AIDS Project . Did you know? . According to the World Health Organization, “ H.I.V. is the leading cause of death and disease among women between the ages of 15 and 44. “
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Lorraine Teel, Executive Director
Minnesota AIDS Project
According to the World Health Organization,
“H.I.V. is the leading cause of death and disease among women between the ages of 15 and 44. “
What year was that report released?
As a result of this early association those living with HIV still face:
How does this play out?
In 2009, 368 new reports of HIV in MN
Poverty is both a cause and an effect of HIV and AIDS. The factors that make people vulnerable to poverty and AIDS are similar, and include violations of people’s basic rights to health care, to live free from violence, and to education, among other human rights violations. Racism and other forms of discrimination that deny people their basic rights increase vulnerability to HIV. Gender inequalities and harmful traditions and laws that discriminate against women and young girls make them more likely to be infected and affected by HIV and AIDS.