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Inter Press Service: Young Women More Vulnerable to HIV in Many Settings

Judith Bruce, senior associate and policy analyst at the Population Council, shared what we know about young African women and factors that put them at increased risk of HIV infection with Inter Press Service (republished by AllAfrica and Relief Web).

“'Young women are under tremendous social pressures and economic pressures, it’s not just a question of their making good decisions, they are in a very hard situation,’ said Bruce, noting that young women were more likely to contract HIV from older partners than from boys their own age.

Young women are also much less likely to be able to access the services they need to prevent HIV infections because their movements and social interactions are much more restricted than young men’s.”

Read more at Inter Press Service.