Commentary & Opinion
Female Inequality Must Be Addressed to Reduce HIV Transmission, Editorial Says
June 22, 2006
To reduce HIV transmission, which is "rising faster among girls and women than among males" globally, "[f]emale inequality" must be addressed, a Minneapolis Star Tribune editorial says. The "tragedy" of HIV/AIDS among women is that "[e]ven women who know how to protect themselves often can't," according to the editorial. In addition to "equipping women with [HIV] prevention methods ... they can control," such as microbicides and female condoms, "engineering the social change necessary to achieve female equality" is vital to achieving "real life-saving" improvements, the editorial says. "Such reform is the surest way to minimize women's special [HIV/]AIDS vulnerability," the editorial concludes (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 6/21).
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