Julie Pulerwitz, Director of Social and Operations Research in the Council’s HIV and AIDS program, spoke with NewsDeeply’s Women & Girls Hub at the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. She discussed girls’ and women’s increased vulnerability to HIV, and how reaching this key population is critical to ending the epidemic.
“More recently, we’ve been talking about adolescent girls and young women as they have much higher rates of acquiring HIV and are particularly vulnerable and are often ostracized and stigmatized. We really need to change our understanding and have people who are at risk in this way live with dignity and be able to access prevention technologies.”
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