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Women face greater hardships with AIDS

The incidence of HIV/AIDS in women has increased since the earlier presentation of the disease, with the majority of new cases in women under 29 years of age. Reasons for the increase are believed to be a combination of greater intravenous drug use, unprotected sex, and migration of infected people. People are coming from countries where HIV is endemic, in search of employment and acceptance, but are afraid of being tested, and women remain reluctant to insist that their partner wear protection during intercourse.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Edmonton Sun

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About: Women face greater hardships with AIDS

Date: 13 January 2006

Source: Edmonton Sun

Author: CP


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This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Risk and female
  • Risk and HIV
  • Risk and AIDS
  • Risk and IV drug use
  • Risk and intravenous drug use
  • Risk and injected drug use
  • Risk and unprotected sex
  • Risk and migration
  • Risk and immigration
  • Risk and women's health

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