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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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Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org. You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at www.kaisernetwork.org/dailyreports/hiv. The Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report is published for kaisernetwork.org, a free service of the Kaiser Family Foundation, by The Advisory Board Company. © 2006 by The Advisory Board Company and Kaiser Family Foundation. All rights reserved.



  
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