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Women are more vulnerable to HIV infection, warn experts

Only in 2011, 1.2 million women, including adolescents and youth, contracted the disease, mostly in developing countries

 
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Diane Havlir, professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and co-president of the Washington conference
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Diane Havlir, professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and co-president of the Washington conference

Experts drew attention during the 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington, the United States on the need to expand the network of programs in addition to pregnant and lactating women. According to informed, women are more vulnerable to disease. Only in 2011, 1.2 million women, including teenagers and young adults were infected, mostly in developing countries.

According to data presented at the conference, cases of infection among young women, 15-24 years, are twice those of men the same age. At least 63% of young women infected with live virus.

According to professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and co-president of the Washington conference, Diane Havlir, "we can not even start talking about ending AIDS as such an important part of the impact of the epidemic continues to affect so strongly women, "he said.

Diane Havlir reminded that the practice of unprotected sex is still frequent. She said in many countries, the culture of unprotected sex is common, as well as sexual abuse.

For the professor of medicine, it is necessary to adopt new approaches to prevention using antiretroviral drugs and microbicides (substances applied to genital infections that reduce sexually transmitted diseases, such as a cream or gel, for example).

With information <i> Agency Brazil </ i>

Source: Isaude.net
   Palavras-chave:   AIDS    HIV    AIDS 2012    Women's health    Women    International Conference on AIDS   
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