Forum Focuses on Challenges Facing Women, Girls Affected by HIV In Eastern Europe, Central Asia
October 14, 2011
"Women, girls and HIV were the focus of a panel discussion on the final day of the International Forum on [Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 6] in Eastern Europe and Central Asia," UNAIDS reports. "In Russia, HIV prevalence among young women aged 15-24 is two times higher than among men of the same age, according to government figures," UNAIDS notes, adding women's health advocates in Russia say, "Stigma and discrimination ... continue to hamper access to HIV services" (10/13).
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